What I Buy & Why: Real-Estate Mogul Jorge Pérez on Which Artists He’s Lucky to Have Bought Early and Why He Likes Very Big Art

Jorge Pérez with Kara Walker’s Securing a Motherland Should Have Been Sufficient (2016). Photo courtesy of the Related Group.

Jorge Pérez has used the proceeds of his lucrative real estate business to build a world-class art collection not once, but twice. He donated much of his holdings to the Pérez Art Museum Miami in 2011 (it was renamed in his honor), and then started building up his stores again.

Pérez spoke with Artnet News about his first-ever art purchase, branching out to African art, and trusting that he’ll always find a place for that impractically large installation. (It helps when you have your own private museumEspacio 23, which opened in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood back in December.)

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