The Man With 800 Warhols

January 8th, 2008

Jose Mugrabi via

Since moving to New York from Colombia over 20 years ago, Mr. Mugrabi has become a leading collector of Andy Warhol works—often setting pricing precedents at auctions. After receiving a 179% return on investment from his first Warhol purchase, Mr. Mugrabi has become fixated on collecting Warhol specifically. He says, “Every empire has its influences, and I realized Andy was the authentic American.” He now owns 800 of the artist’s works.

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