Arthur Becker; Artist, Sculptor, and Investor

Arthur Becker is a tech mogul. He was profiled on The Real Deal in its May issue. Becker took the team around his studio office in New York. He is a collector of ancient currencies and has a stock of coins from countries in Western Africa. Some of the currencies in the collection were over a millennium old. Becker reproduces them by converting them into sculptures. Some of his sculptures will be installed in a commercial building in Boston. Capital Properties own the building.

According to The Real Deal, a common theme in Becker’s work has been the appearance of euros and dollars. He has made many shapes from paper money. They can be spotted around his office. He attributes this to his days in the banking industry. The work has been very popular and has sold well to bankers on Wall Street. Becker will be hosting an exhibit at one of his townhouses in Sullivan. Becker keeps various paperweights on his desk. Two of them are from his mother who lives in Connecticut. He received the other one as a gift for flying on the Concorde plane. He frequently used the Concorde to travel to London when he was doing the tech business.

Arthur also has photos of his daughters on his desk. One daughter is 22 years old while the other one is 25. They traveled as a family to Paris where his former spouse was awarded the highest honor in France earlier this year. This was given to her because of her achievements as a fashion designer. Becker said that they were a supportive family despite the circumstances.

Arthur Becker studied at Bennington College where he majored in Photography and Ceramics. He went on to join the Amos Tuck Business School at Dartmouth. He worked in Vermont as a remodeler of 18th Century American houses after leaving school. Becker worked as a stock trader at Bear Sterns for several years. Becker started buying technology companies at the turn of the century. Arthur Becker became the CEO of NaviSite in 2003. This is a cloud computing and a web hosting company. He stayed in this role until he sold the company to Time Warner in 2011.

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