Using Warhols to Save a Failed Company

Peter Brant pledges art to buy White Birch’s assets
Deutsche Bank is holding art including Warhol’s “Last Supper” to back a loan Photograph by Sotheby's/Bloomberg

Long before Peter Brant became a billionaire, he was collecting paintings by Andy Warhol, buying his first while he was in college. Today the 65-year-old industrialist, and husband of supermodel Stephanie Seymour, ranks as one of the largest contemporary art collectors in the U.S.

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