Peter M. Brant

American businessman Peter M. Brant

Peter M. Brant is an American industrialist and businessman, worth an estimated $2.7 billion. He is also a major art collector, movie producer, and avid horseman. Brant is married to supermodel Stephanie Seymour.
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Peter Brant Takes Over Art Magazines
NYTimes - over 1 year
The contemporary art collector and publisher Peter M. Brant now presides over Art in America magazine and ARTnews.
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ArtsBeat: Peter Brant to Consolidate Art Media Properties at
NYTimes - over 2 years
Mr. Brant’s numerous art publishing outlets, including Art in America, will be consolidated digitally at ARTnews
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Adventures in art-market commodification, enhanced hammer edition - about 4 years
Back in 2012, I wrote a post with the headline “How Larry Gagosian is like Goldman Sachs”. The general idea was that both of them use their relationships and their balance sheet to make money off and/or with their clients. Since then, as Christian Viveros-Fauné says, the art world has become even more coterminous with the art market: “Business art” has arguably come to be the dominant form of art in our time. Today, this juggernaut of commodity-based art drives not only the way art is made, but also the way it’s promoted, marketed, sold, and, ultimately, understood both by experts and the vast public. This explains why the NYT, when it recently decided to beef up its art-reporting team, turned to Graham Bowley, whose knowledge of art was rather slimmer than his knowledge of high-frequency trading. Bowley’s fresh eye on the market has proved illuminating: thanks to him, a lot of what used to be art-world rumor and gossip is now public knowledge. It was Bowley, for instance, who r...
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Francis Bacon Painting Sets Auction World Record (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1969 painting by Francis Bacon set a world record for most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" was purchased for $142,405,000 at Christie's postwar and contemporary art sale on Tuesday night. The triptych depicts Bacon's artist friend. The work sold after "6 minutes of fierce bidding in the room and on the phone," Christie's said in a statement. The price includes the buyer's premium. Christie's did not say who bought the painting. The price surpassed the nearly $120 million paid for Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which set a world record when it was sold at Sotheby's in a 2012 sale. The previous record for Bacon's artwork sold at auction was his 1976 "Triptych." That sold for $86 million in 2008. Among other highlights scheduled to be auctioned at Christie's is a bright orange-yellow and white oil painting by Mark Rothko. Reminiscent of a radiating sunset, the 1957 large-scale "Untitled (No. 11)" could fetch up to $35 million...
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Could This Andy Warhol Painting Take The Title Of Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Potential buyers will have to dig deep as New York City's frenzied fall auction season gets underway with blockbuster works of art poised to set records. Among the blue-chip offerings is Andy Warhol's "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)," a provocative double-panel painting that Sotheby's estimates could bring as much as $80 million at its Nov. 13 postwar and contemporary sale. The current Warhol auction record is $71.7 million for "Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)," set in 2007. A day earlier, Christie's is offering a 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon of his friend and artist Lucian Freud. The auction house says "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" could topple the $86 million auction record for the artist set in 2008 for his 1976 "Triptych." It remains to be seen if either can surpass the nearly $120 million paid at Sotheby's in spring 2012 for Edvard Munch's "The Scream." The painting is the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. Warhol produced ...
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That’s Stephanie Seymour Trying On Lingerie
The Superficial - over 4 years
Here are photographs that someone questionably took of Stephanie Seymour trying on lingerie with her husband Peter Brant which I then posted on the Internet for fun and profit while wearing pajama pants thousands of miles away in Bullshit, Pennsylvania because America has its moments. As for the more important question of where’s Boner Boy, who the hell do you think took these photos? They’re practically trademarked. “Leave me in the car, will you, mother? We’ll just see about.. OH GOD MY PANTS. Every time!” Stephanie Seymour's Swimsuit Malfunction ...
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Bettina Gilois: Art in a Box: The Hero's Journey of Mike Kelley and Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
It was 1978. David Bowie had just released Heroes into the new world wave about to crest into the looming decade. The consummate disenchantment of the late seventies still lay curdled on everyone's palate and the world was indeed looking for heroes. At this very moment, at the decade's shapeless, molten transition into the next defining ten years, Mike Kelley emerged from his studies at CalArts and embarked on the artist's journey; that long expectant road winding into an unknown hopeful future, with all the intended stops on the line: from gallery representation to critical acclaim, to market acceptance and the ultimate inclusion into the permanent pantheon of contemporary artists. Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites But the journey for Mike was long and winding; a trajectory filled with obstacles and detours. Though represented by Metro Pictures, he never moved to New York, but stayed in Los Angeles. While New York's critics and curators saw his voice as comp...
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PHOTO: Stephanie Seymour Reminds Us She's Still A Model
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Stephanie Seymour has done a fine job keeping her name in the headlines since her '90s heyday, but not so much for her modeling. From her ugly divorce proceedings with Peter Brant (followed by an unexpected reconciliation) to an uncomfortable near-kiss with her teenage son, 44-year-old Seymour has become a bona fide tabloid star. But newsflash: she's still a model! Women's Wear Daily reports that Seymour has landed Jason Wu's latest ad campaign, modeling clothes from the Spring 2013 collection. While the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin-snapped ad itself is nothing remarkable, it does a fine job reminding us that Stephanie Seymour is, you know, a model. Read more details about the campaign in and check out a preview shot below. Think she's still "got it"? See more of the legendary supermodel: (Via Fashionista) Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle. -- Do you h...
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Sexy From Every Angle! Stephanie Seymour Flaunts Her Fab Bikini Body
Radar Online - about 5 years
By Radar Staff Stephanie Seymour isn’t done flaunting her bikini body in St. Barts! The 44-year-old supermodel, who has spent the holiday season stripping down into the skimpiest of swimsuits imaginable and frolicking around the beaches with her family, managed to drop jaws again on Thursday, and has the sexy shots. PHOTOS: Stephanie Seymour Flaunts Her Fab Bikini In St. Barts Seymour, who dated Axl Rose and appeared in his iconic Guns N’ Roses videos Don’t Cry and November Rain before landing her billionaire husband Peter Brant, showed off her impressive and toned physique in a mix-and-match purple and blue bikini while lounging around poolside at her extra luxe mansion. Over the holidays, Stephanie showed off a little more of her hot body than she bargained for, when the top part of her bathing suit slid off and revealed her breast.
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ARTINFO: Sotheby's Scores Its Biggest Night Ever With a Smashing $375-Million Auction
Huffington Post - over 5 years
NEW YORK -- Rich in world-class offerings of Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art, Sotheby's contemporary evening roared to the tune of $375,205,000, the highest total for any evening sale in its long history. It eclipsed the mark set in May 2008's $362-million contemporary art sale and also clobbered last November's $315.8-million evening. Courtesy Sotheby's Only eleven of the 69 lots failed to sell for a buy-in rate by lot of 16 percent and five percent by value. Seventeen works made over five million, seven over $15 million, and 43 of the 58 lots sold for over a million dollars. Five artist records were set including for a small but sublime Jackson Pollock oil-, enamel-, and aluminum paint-on-canvas, "Number 4, 1951," which sold to a telephone bidder for a record $40,402,500 (est. $25-35 million). The drip painting has a rather long sales history, including the time in November 1963 when it sold through the Leo Castelli Gallery for $22,500. It was one of eight prim...
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ARTINFO: Who Is Wade Guyton And Why Is He Such A Big Deal?
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Nobody, it seems, has a bad thing to say about Wade Guyton these days. Critic Roberta Smith called the artist's current mid-career survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art "beautiful" and "brilliant." Art advisor Lowell Pettit described him as "a southern gentleman, the sweetest guy you'll meet." And perhaps the most generous compliments come from collectors, who have been shelling out upwards of $650,000 for his abstract inkjet prints. A detail of Wade Guyton's "Untitled," 2006, Epson UltraChrome inkjet / © Wade Guyton. Photograph by Lamay Photo With the endorsement from the Whitney -- as well as induction into the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art -- the 41-year-old artist seems to possess all the ingredients of success. But, then again, Guyton's generation has changed the rules. Affirmation from institutions like the Whitney has evaded many of his peers --...
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Using Warhols to Save a Failed Company
Bloomberg - Businessweek - over 5 years
Peter Brant pledges art to buy White Birch's assets
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MOCA trustee Peter Brant using his art to get business loans
LATimes - over 5 years
Where does art come from?
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Dina Gachman: Rich Kids of Instagram and Twenty-First Century Blues
Huffington Post - over 5 years
By now, you've probably seen the photos on the Tumblr Rich Kids of Instagram (RKOI) showing preppy teenagers and twenty-somethings posing in front of their yachts (or their parent's yachts), showing off their array of Birkin bags, and boarding their preferred method of transpo -- the ubiquitous private jet. A few friends sent the link to me and I looked through the photos with a little smile, thinking, "That's clever of someone to pose fake pics of rich kids. That's funny." Then I went back to work. The photos reminded me of American Psycho without the chainsaws and spattered blood. I could definitely imagine them listening to Huey Lewis though. The images seemed darkly comic, exaggerated, and totally ridiculous. I didn't realize until much later that the Instagram pics are actually real. The problem with this isn't just that it makes me feel naïve (I can live with that), it's that I write about people like this, the uber-wealthy, the "can't spend their money fast enough" 1%....
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Fall Takes Off at a Gallop at Royal Salute Jubilee Cup, Labor Day Weekend
Yahoo News - over 5 years
At the opening polo match of the fall season White Birch captained by Peter Brant, one of America’s most successful polo teams, will face off against Bridgehampton Polo Club favorite Harry Winston captained by Nacho Figueras, in the inaugural high-goal Royal Salute Jubilee Cup at 3:30PM on Sunday 2nd September, Greenwich Polo Club, CT.Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 Royal Salute celebrates the power and masculinity of the noble Sport of Kings and this weekend’s Labor Day polo spectacular will be no exception. ...
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The Brant Brothers, the New Princes of the City
NYTimes - over 5 years
Despite their youth, Harry Brant and Peter Brant II, sons of the industrialist Peter M. Brant and the supermodel Stephanie Seymour, are omnipresent on the social scene.
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NYC Spring Art Auctions Abound In Records
Lex 18 - almost 6 years
NEW YORK (AP) - The city's spring art auction season was red hot. The frenzy began with Edvard Munch's "The Scream" on May 2, when a phone bidder at Sotheby's plunked down nearly $120 million for the iconic image, earning it the title of most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. Then, Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" stole the record for any contemporary artwork at auction when it sold for nearly $87 million at Christie's on Tuesday. But it didn't stop there. Artist records also were shattered at the two auction houses for works by Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and others. The art market remains one of the few flourishing during a difficult economic period. Among the reasons: an expanding global market that includes buyers from Asia, the Middle East and South America, a strong desire by the most knowledgeable collectors to own a top piece by the most recognized artists in the ...
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Week in Review: Dealers Deal With "Fairtigue," The Serpentine Pavilion Hits a Snag, and Depp's Dire "Dark Shadows"
Artinfo - almost 6 years
Week in Review: Dealers Deal With "Fairtigue," The Serpentine Pavilion Hits a Snag, and Depp's Dire "Dark Shadows" Language English Email Print Save Tweet Pin It by ARTINFO Published: May 11, 2012 Our most-talked-about stories in Art, Design & Fashion, and Performing Arts, May 7-11, 2012: ART — Artists in a new exhibition at Eyebeam in Chelsea pushed the boundaries of photography using hacked Microsoft X-Box 360 Kinect infra-red cameras. — After New York's second art fair week of the year — with the inaugural Frieze New York sandwiched between fairs in Hong Kong and Cologne — Julia Halperin asked gallerists how they deal with "fairtigue." — In the wake of Frieze — and its many satellite fairs, events, and parties — Ben Davis speculated that art objects are increasingly mere pretexts for...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Peter M. Brant
  • 2010
    Age 63
    Brant's tax returns for 2010 showed that he contributed $3 million to the foundation, and it spent $1.8 million on acquisitions, exhibitions and building-related costs.
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    The non-profit center is open to the public by appointment.The Brant Foundation Art Study Center featured an exhibition by artist Urs Fischer in 2010 and painter Josh Smith in 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 62
    On May 9, 2009, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center opened in Greenwich, CT.
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  • 1995
    Age 48
    Brant has five children from his first marriage to Sandra Brant. In 1995, Brant married the supermodel Stephanie Seymour and they have three children together. In 2010, the couple filed for divorce but subsequently reconciled.
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  • 1976
    Age 29
    His first purchases according to The New York Times, included “a couple of Warhols and, later, a major Franz Kline.” In 1976, Brant commissioned Andy Warhol to paint his cocker spaniel, Ginger.
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  • 1947
    Age 0
    Born in 1947.
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