Celebrity art collectors: what do the rich and famous hang on their walls?

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and George Lucas…it might sound like the next Hollywood movie collaboration, but it’s actually the start of a very long list of celebrity collectors.

Tasked with the rather envious chore of lining their mansion walls with spectacular art, celebrities have collected everything from Salvador Dalí to David Hockney. Jay-Z and Beyoncé are fans of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, while Steven Spielberg favours Edward Hopper. The late film director Alfred Hitchcock is said to have owned pieces by Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Maurice de Vlaminck and George Rouault.

It’s a pricey hobby: Madonna’s haul is worth $100 million, while George Lucas has amassed an astonishing $600 million collection. But putting them both to shame is entertainment industry mogul David Geffen, whose eye-watering $2.3 billion collection includes works by Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

In February 2019, the first Frieze Los Angeles had its debut at Paramount Studios, officially uniting the worlds of celebrity and art. Hosting 70 galleries from around the world, it was described by The Hollywood Reporter as the first ‘high-prestige global art fair’ and featured celebrities like Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson and Jane Fonda in attendance.

Proving that fantastic art doesn’t have to come with a Hollywood price tag, we’ve assembled some of our celebrity-inspired artworks below.

Studio Shot, 1948

Edward Weston Collection


Louis Sidoli

Bowie On Pepsi

Pakpoom Silaphan

Punk Princess (141)

Illuminati Neon

Jonny Loco

Govinder Nazran


Laura Tinald

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Johnny Depp Friends & Heroes II


Heath Ledger, Bob Marley, River Phoenix and Hunter S Thompson feature in new works from Johnny Depp's Friends & Heroes collection, the first works from which sold out in hours on their release in July 2022.

Marvel | The Legacy Collection | 2023


Revealing a snapshot into the early modern era of Marvel Comics, our exciting new line-up for 2023 features legendary superheroes like Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Black Widow.

The Art of Chaos | Illuminati Neon


A homage to the punk rock genre, this release includes a selection of large-scale, mixed media artworks and two unapologetically rock 'n' roll limited edition prints with a graphic that reportedly has the approval of the Queen herself!

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