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The collector Eugenio López Alonso, heir to the Grupo Jumex empire in Mexico, at home in Los Angeles, April 27, 2021. López divides his time between Los Angeles and Mexico, filling both homes with paintings and sculpture. Michelle Groskopf/The New York Times.
by Robin Pogrebin
(NYT NEWS SERVICE)
.- To your left in the foyer are Damien Hirst’s dots. Over the fireplace is a Louise Bourgeois spider. Opposite the master bed are Cy Twombly’s swirls. Los Angeles is not necessarily known as a city of art collectors, but nestled smack dab in Beverly Hills is one of the more active buyers in the market: Eugenio López Alonso, heir to the Grupo Jumex fruit-juice empire in Mexico, who has landed on an ArtNews list of the top 200 collectors in the world for at least five years running. Many credit López, 53, with helping elevate Mexico’s contemporary-art scene through the institution he founded in 2013, Museo Jumex. Every work on display there during the Zona Maco art fair in May was by an artist from or living in Mexico, Artnet noted. With Museo Jumex, designed by David Chipperfield in the Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City, López joined the ranks of collectors who have started their own private museums. “Jumex was as transformational to Mexico City as was the opening of ... More

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