Lester Marks, President of LCM Partners, Ltd., and a represented artist himself, has been collecting contemporary art for 25 years. He has served as a trustee for both the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, among others.
Mr. Marks has been included in Art News as one of the top 200 collectors in the world, and in Art & Antiques as one of the top 100 “collectors making a difference” in the art world. Most recently, American Art Collector featured the collection in the 100th anniversary issue in July 2014.
The Marks collection features museum-quality works by such artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christo, Anselm Kiefer, Louise Nevelson, Robert Smithson, Ai Wei Wei, Kiki Smith, Ruth Asawa to name just a few. The collection also includes works by hundreds of regional and Houston-area artists.