Tuesday May 3rd, 2016

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has made a decent amount of money in his career. 

I’m happy for A-Rod, who leveraged his considerable talent into two massive contracts, a polarizing-yet-always-interesting career and, apparently, a pretty sweet home in Coral Gables, Fla. And what does a multi-multi-multi-millionaire fill his sun-soaked home with? Well, in addition to some designer drugs (do we still have to say allegedly? allegedly), a pretty dope art collection.

Rodriguez’s home was recently the subject of a mini-spread in Architectural Digest, and the Yankees star has some expensive taste in art. From the story, we learn Rodriguez owns paintings from 20th-century maestros such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol. The story notes Rodriguez is a big fan of contemporary artists, including those hot in New York’s art scene. 

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“I've gotten to know these artists very well by visiting their studios and watching them work,” Rodriguez explains, adding with a grin, “and a lot of them come to see me play at Yankee Stadium.”

This is pretty cool, if a refined taste in art is your kind of thing. Me? My favorite part of the story was finding out Rodriguez has an in-ground trampoline. I would never stop jumping.

Check out A-Rod’s art collection here, and peep this slideshow of his beautiful home here.

– Rohan Nadkarni

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