Adam Sender was once best known as a hedge fund manager heading the successful Exis Capital company, a career choice which led to Sender’s reputation across Wall Street growing to see him become one of the best known managers in the financial industry. Like many successful hedge fund managers Sender became known for the quirks in his working day, which included darkening his office and studying more than 20 computer screens. These behaviors proved successful for Sender and helped Exis find success and built his own fortune that he directed towards a contemporary art collection that is one of the largest and most distinct of recent times.
The private art collection of Adam Sender was often displayed in the offices of Exis Capital and included large installations, paintings and photographs by some of the best known artists of the latter half of the 20th century. Sender began collecting art in 1998 and claims he quickly knew the world of modern and contemporary art was an area he was comfortable looking for masterpieces in. In 2011, Sender stated he was able to find masterpieces by contemporary artists that were affordable and could be purchased at galleries and shows by the artists themselves without the issues of attending auctions.
Such a large collection as that created by Adam Sender makes it one of the highest quality groups of art placed on sale in recent years. The current sale will see more than 400 pieces by 139 artists make their way onto the auction block, but the sale is also a chance for Adam Sender to make sure the art he has collected is viewed by the public for many years to come. Large scale installation like Donald Young’s One Hundred Fish Fountain may have the chance to be viewed on a regular basis in museum and gallery spaces once the sale is complete. The majority of the work collected by Adam Sender was curated by Todd Levin, which adds an extra sense of gravitas to the sale and shows the commitment to research and focus Sender has for all the aspects of his business and personal life. Adam Sender alsowas discussed by BusinessInsider.