We are delighted that Ellen and her partner Portia share their love of contemporary art. Together, they have been collecting abstract works by the most prestigious artist for more than a decade. Keep reading as we reveal more about the couple’s amazing art collection!
62-year-old talk show host is selling off $10 million worth of her fantastic treasures via a Sotheby’s private gallery in East Hampton. She’s offering an amazing Basquiat painting. The celebrity is also putting on the market a flock of sheep sculptures by French chic designer Francois-Xavier Lalanne and a mobile sculpture by Alexander Calder.
Standup comedian and her wife, Portia de Rossi, are known to be prolific collectors and they have collected the most fashionable artworks. De Rossi started an innovative art business two years ago. Her idea is that art should not be exclusive for the rich and is aimed at the general public. Working in collaboration with artists the company offers Synographs, which are affordable textured prints from the couple’s collection.
“I feel guilty that only my wife and I get to enjoy our artworks! I figured there must be a way to share paintings with people who want the same experience that we are privileged enough to have," said the art enthusiast. We couldn’t agree more, because living surrounded by art is incredible!