The NY Daily News, Gabrielle Paluch, writes an article about Arthur Becker, “At the desk of: Arthur Becker”. She notices the unusual way his real estate office includes a complete art studio workshop, where he includes much of the sculptures and artwork he has created. His current real estate office is only blocks from his first ever, solo development project. He is building a luxury condo, with eight units, and it is expected to sell for $52.5 million.
Becker, who is 66 years old, started out as a stockbroker working for Bear Stearns. He made a lot of money buying technological companies in the 2000’s and has moved his way into buying real estate in New York and Florida. Becker was married to the infamous, Vera Wang, for 20 years, but has recently divorced. His business ventures range from participating in finance, real estate, art, and tech deals.
With a B.A. in fine art, from Bennington College, it is no wonder Arthur Becker has an affinity for sculptures made of cash, or gold bars imitating the game, Jenga in his office. He likes to sell his art and even display them in well know galleries, such as, Morgan Walker Fine Art, and Hal Katzen, in New York. He went to business school in Dartmouth, at Amos Tuck. He quickly found himself working in the real estate business and then technology, but he never gave up his passion for photography, and an interest in the arts. More details can be found on Angel.co
Having grown up in Bristol, Connecticut, as a kid Becker wasn’t sure what his future would hold. So he regularly asked his Magic 8 Ball. Today he uses things like games and money in art, to contemplate the meaning behind their usefulness and infatuation by the masses, including himself. With so many of his business projects selling in the millions, Becker wanted to get away from being indispensable to so many people, and that is why he decided to go into real estate. Becker enjoys his two daughters with his ex-wife Vera Wang, and he would describe his family as being supportive of one another.