Czech billionaires thrive not only on their work activities, but also on the investments they put into art.
Leoš Novotný Sr owns one of the largest collections in the Czech Republic
Before arriving in the Czech Republic in 2008, he sold Hamé for roughly four billion crowns and systematically began building his luxury art collection, which contains about 120 items and is one of the largest in the country. You can find here Antonín Procházka, Emil Filla, František Kupka, Magdalena Jetelová or František Skála. The rarest ones are the canvases by Jakub Schikaneder or Antonín Slavíček, whose paintings are sold for tens of millions of crowns.
Martin Roman focuses on contemporary artists
The passion of the former CEO of the ČEZ power group, Martin Roman, who, after leaving the energy sector, devotes himself to the eight-year non-state grammar school and primary school under PORG, is art. He mainly collects contemporary artists such as Michal Singer, Lubomír Typlt, Zbyněk Sedlecký, Eliška Jakubíčková and Petr Malina. Most of the works are located at his school PORG Ostrava and Nový PORG in Prague Krč.
Petr Kellner owns the largest collection of photographs
The Czech Republic's richest man, under the auspices of PPF Art, runs the Josef Sudek Studio, Václav Špála Gallery and Česká pojišťovna Gallery. He also manages an extensive collection of Czechoslovak and Czech photography, one of the largest private collections in the Czech Republic (1800 works by 150 authors). It includes luxurious photos of Josef Sudek, František Drtikol, Ivan Pinkava and Ton Stan.
Igor Fait wants to invest in Picasso
The billionaire, who deals primarily with investment in industrial production, puts hundreds of millions of crowns into luxury art. For many years he has been creating his personal collection and running the Fait Gallery. In recent years he has focused on artists from the generation of Malich, Grygar, Sykora. His wish is now to invest in works of world leaders such as Picasso and Cézanne.