Larry's List - FAQ

Larry's List - FAQ


What is Larry’s List?

Larry’s List is the world’s leading guide on the international art collector scene. Larry’s List contains over 3,400 of the world’s most prominent and also less known art collectors, providing information on them that you will hardly find elsewhere. Consider us nerds. Art market research nerds if you like. All our data is manually researched using over 27’000 sources and is updated constantly. There are 20 nationalities in our team.

Who is Larry’s List for?

Art gallery owners, art dealers, auction houses, curators, art researchers, artists, collectors, art fairs, journalists – we are a database for art market professionals from all over the world. Imagine you are planning to exhibit at an art fair in Spain and want to know more about the local collectors there… Or you are a gallery owner looking to expand your client base for Japanese art internationally… Or you are a collector yourself and want to know who else shares your passion for Anselm Reyle, Terence Koh or Basquiat? There are multiple ways to use Larry’s List.

How does Larry’s List work?

Larry’s List aggregates publicly available information from external sources. Our approach goes beyond using regular search engines. Google is not the only truth. We research content not visible through regular search engines. We consult local expertise and regional knowledge, trawling through local Chinese, Korean and Russian search engines. And internet research is only part of the game. Call us nerds if you like, but we do enjoy spending hours and hours in libraries, media centers and book stores from Hong Kong to Tel Aviv and New York to Berlin, reading “old-fashioned” magazines, academic books and local newspapers.

Who is Larry?

The Observer questioned in an article: “Larry’s List might be meant to conjure Larry Gagosian’s Rolodex. Craig founded Craigslist. If this was a computer company, and you called it Steve’s List….” Well, good idea. But no. We are a team of 25 art market researchers from 20 nations. While we were doing research we came up with the name.  Call us research nerds – or simply call us Larry. But not Gagosian.

Which levels and categories can I search?

Most users find it helpful to search across the categories of 1) the country the collector is based in 2) the city the collector is based in 3) the artists featured in a collection 4) the genres featured in a collection 5) the mediums featured in a collection or 6) for a collector in particular.

Why does my search not deliver any results?

It is possible that you applied too many search criteria at once. Try reducing the number of search criteria used to receive more search results.

I expected to find a particular collector but did not. What is the reason?

The most likely reason is that the collector is not ranked among the most important collectors in his or her country. You will be surprised to see how many previously widely unknown collectors are in the database. Another reason might be that there is simply no publicly available information about the particular collector and his collection. This means that there was no relevant information in any of our sources – or we didn’t find it (if so, please let us know). Therefore, even if a collection would qualify because of its importance, we cannot list it if there is no public information available about it.

What is included in a profile?

A profile includes information on the collector, his or her collection and his or her art engagement. A sample profile can be found here.

Can I see a sample profile?

Yes, a sample profile can be found here.

The profiles didn’t contain the information I expected. What can I do?

We have worked our way through more than 27’000 sources – and are still carrying on with our research. Our team consists of 20 nationalities who work hard to compile the profiles using publicly available information. This means that we cannot always guarantee that each profile is 100% complete, but we are constantly updating all profiles.

How can I become listed?

We only list art collectors who we have identified to be among most important art collectors in their country. If you feel you should be listed, please contact us.

Why am I listed here?

From our research, we have concluded that you are one of the world’s leading private art collectors and have decided to list you in our database. If you wish to update your profile, then please contact us

How can I add more information to my profile?

If you would like to add information to your profile, mail to with the information you would like to add and we will be very happy to do so.

Why is some information in my profile inaccurate, missing or out of date?

If the information displayed on your profile is erroneous or absent, please get in touch with us and we will be very happy to change it or complete your profile. We try to carry out the research as accurately as possible using a full range of online and offline sources. If the information you were expecting to find is not in the public domain, then we are unable to include it in your profile. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that all profiles are completely up-to-date or 100% complete.

How can I remove some of the information from my profile?

If you would prefer us not to include some of the information which currently appears on your profile, please mail to: and we will be happy to make the necessary changes. The information provided at Larry’s List is based only on publicly available data. If you do not want certain information to appear on Larry’s List, please refer to the original domain that is responsible for making your data available.

Why is the link to my Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn not on my profile?

As we source all of our data from publicly available information, we are unable to find your social network profiles if they are not marked as “publicly available” in your profile settings. Once you change your profile settings to “publicly available”, your social media links will be searchable and we will be able to add this data to your profile.

Does Larry’s List respect my privacy?

Larry’s List only uses publicly available information. We aggregate data that is publicly available in connection with a certain name source. Larry’s List always presents the original source of information which helps you to check your digital footprint.

How does Larry’s List use my information?

Larry’s List searches across publicly available information sources to compile a profile based on information available in the public domain. We use this information solely for the purpose of giving an overview of your art collection.

Can I propose other collectors to be listed?

In our research, we aim to gather data on art collectors with the most significant art collections. If you feel a collector is not listed but should be please contact us:

What benefits do I have?

We love you, artists. We also know that it can be difficult at times for you to keep track of where your sold works actually winds up. Hence, we want to support and help you out. Go ahead and search your name in the database to find your collectors and their locations. And the best part: For an artist to search his or her own name, it is completely free.

What do I need to do get free access?

As an artist you can find your collector’s name for free. First, by typing in your name on out how many collectors you have. If (and really only if) you have some collectors send us an mail Please make sure that you identify yourself as the artists (domain name in email, photocopy of passport, funny picture with “I love Larry’s List” and your face on it, or a utility bill. We will then reply with the real and full names of your collectors.

What documents do I need to identify myself?

It can be an email from your domain name, a photocopy of your passport, a funny picture with “I love Larry’s List” and your face on it, or a utility bill. Send it to us in an email to: and we will reply shortly.

How are reports compiled?

Larry’s List Art Collector Report is published once a year. It is not a report about a specific collector but includes analyses and findings across the entire art collector scene.

What does a report contain?

Our Art Collector Report gives an overview of the current status of art collections and art collectors around the globe. It includes the main findings of our analyses e.g., which cities have the most collectors, how many private collections are publicly accessible etc. This information makes Larry’s List Art Collector Report the #1 insight guide on the international art collector scene.

How often are the reports published?

We publish our reports once a year

How do I create an account?

To create an account, you can click on the ‘Login’ icon at the top right-hand corner of the page.

I forgot my password. What should I do?

You should input your username into the login section and then click on the ‘Forgot Password?’ icon. We will then ask your security question and on provision of the correct answer you will receive a new temporary password sent to your email address.

How can I edit my personal information?

Once logged in, you can click on the ‘Account’ section and change the necessary fields.

What payment methods can I use?

You can pay for our services using a credit card.

Which credit cards do you accept?

The credit cards we accept are VISA, American Express and Mastercard.

How can I change my stored credit / debit card details?

We are not saving you credit card data. Therefore you will be asked to re-enter your credit card data every time you buy new credits.

Which currencies can I pay in?

We accept payment in USD and HKD.

Can I receive an invoice for my purchase?

Yes, please contact us directly by sending an email to and we will send you an invoice.

I am a journalist: Do you have a press kit and a free of charge sample log in?

Thank you for your interest. We created a where you can download information and images for Larry’s List. If you would like to contact us directly, please contact us:

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