Alex Williams gives New York collector Tim Nye some business props in this profile in the New York Times:
But Mr. Nye is not your usual scion of a New York real estate fortune, going about town, quietly sprinkling money around art fairs and museum boards. He has always tended to make big professional statements. In the 1990s, he earned millions of his own, as a high-flying dot-com entrepreneur, when the Web was in its unprofitable infancy.
And when it comes to the arts, Mr. Nye is more interested in nurturing an art scene, and creating a space for artists and benefactors to intermingle, than in just amassing a collection. In 1991, he founded the Thread Waxing Space, a contemporary-art gallery and performance site in SoHo that once featured a collaboration between Beck and his grandfather Al Hansen, a noted Fluxus artist.
After the Internet, There’s Always Art (New York Times)