WAQAS WAJAHAT built his practice with an emphasis on connoisseurship and philanthropy. For over twenty years, he has been focused on assembling legacy art collections by placing key works by artists including Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Neil Jenney, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart, Mark Rothko, Sean Scully, Donald Sultan, and William Turnbull.
Recognizing the ever-changing requirements of artists’ legacies and the ambitions of their estates and foundations, he was pivotal in initiating, developing, and sustaining the relationship between the Estate of David Smith and Hauser & Wirth as well as the Milton Avery Trust and Victoria Miro.
Waqas Wajahat is committed to supporting non-profit art institutions, in particular the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. He is a trustee at The Drawing Center in New York and serves on advisory committees at the Lowe Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His personal focus in collecting remains within post-war and contemporary art along with a commitment to mid-century design and 17th and 18th century Indian and Mughal painting.