14 Celebrities Reveal What Piece of Art They Would Most Love to Own

by Aria Darcella
Celebrity art

With fine art on the mind — thanks to the re-opening of the MoMA in New York, and Art Basel in Miami — The Daily has been curious about the pieces people favor. Naturally, we asked some celebrities and fashion insiders to weigh in on what they’re drawn to. 

1. Charlize Theron
“Rubem Robierb recently did butterfly wings that stand for something I really believe in. [His Dream Machine sculpture series celebrates fighting for one’s dreams; the ‘Dandara’ piece honors transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals.] I think our transgender community is so unfairly and brutally being killed in communities where they should be safe and looked after. These butterflies really moved me.”

Charlize Theron (Patrick McMullan/PMC)

2. Naomi Watts
“There are so many! A Picasso! Egon Schiele! Francis Bacon! Those are some of my favorite artists.”

Naomi Watts (Patrick McMullan/PMC)

3. Imaan Hammam
“I’m obsessed with [Jean-Michel] Basquiat. I would die for a Basquiat painting.”

Imaan Hammam (Getty Images)

4. Molly Ringwald
“I would love to own one of the Untitled Film Stills [by Cindy Sherman]. Also, one of Hilma af Klint’s pieces.”

Molly Ringwald (Shutterstock)

5. Joseph Altuzarra
“I would like to own a Gerhard Richter. I don’t usually love abstract, but I think his pieces are some of the most incredible works I’ve ever seen.”

Joseph Altuzarra (Shutterstock)

6. Stassi Schroeder
“I’m a huge Ashley Longshore fan. She’s from New Orleans, so I was always a fan. That was my first big splurge when I started to make money. If I could decorate my whole home with Ashley Longshore, I would.”

Stassi Schroeder (Patrick McMullan/PMC)

7. Elaine Welteroth
“Whatever [curator] Thelma Golden tells me I should have in my home.”

Elaine Welteroth (Patrick McMullan/PMC)

8. Carolyn Murphy
“That’s a tough question, because I love so many pieces. I’m going to go for a Rothko. Or a Twombly because he was a fellow Virginian, and I just love his poppies.”

Carolyn Murphy (Patrick McMullan/PMC)

9. Jason Wu
“I would own a Rothko. That’s just the dream — the color, the scale. I get a lot of inspiration from him.”

Jason Wu (Patrick McMullan/PMC)

10. Tory Burch
“I was an art history major. Matisse, Diego Rivera — there are so many. I’m working hard to get them one day.”

(Noa Griffel)

11. Halima Aden
“The Mona Lisa, of course!”

Halima Aden (Hannah Turner-Harts)

12. Derek Blasberg
“The Jeff Koons rabbit that sold at auction for $91 million.”

Derek Blasberg (Patrick McMullan)

13. Jordan Roth
“Madam X, by [John Singer] Sargent.”

Jordan Roth (Hannah Turner-Harts)

14. Kristina O’Neill (editor-in-chief of WSJ. Magazine)
“I’ll take the Monets!”

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