It’s rare that the world of fine art and investment collide, but they do in the person of Arthur Becker. His Tribeca real estate office, which will soon embark on its first ground-up building project, incorporates his art studio. The 8-unit luxury condo development will break ground at 465 Washington Street and is expected to pull in $52.5 million. Up until now, Becker has largely been a silent investor in his real estate ventures.
He is a lifelong New Yorker who was born in Brooklyn in 1950. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art in 1969 with a focus on both photography and ceramics. Becker then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree from Tuck Business School at Dartmouth. More details can be found on Angel.co
As an artist, Becker worked through the 1990s on projects designed to combine 3-dimensional texture with photography. He created photos that integrated 3D artifacts. Becker’s more recent work has focused on currency, contemplating the modern human relationship with money and the significance we give to it. He collects antique currency from Africa, which he reproduces in sculptural form.
In an article on NY Daily News, Arthur Becker currently serves as a Managing Member of Madison Partners, LLC, an investment house that focuses on startup and early-stage biotech ventures as well as real estate. Becker was the Chairman and CEO at Zinio, LLC from 2010-2015. Zinio was a digital magazine corporation.
Before this, he served as the CEO of NaviSite, which is a NASDAQ-quoted company providing application management, cloud-based application management, data center hosting, and technological services to customers in the U.S., India, and the U.K. NaviSite operated between 2002 and 2010 but was sold to Time Warner in 2011. Becker has also served as a senior advisor to his wife Vera Wang’s fashion house, a position he held for 7 years. He is a private investor in art, real estate, and technology.