Collectors can also buy respectability...

"On the flip side, collectors can also buy respectability with their art. Their wealth may come from dodgy sources, but buy blue-chip or difficult , culturally high-status art, and their image is polished just like the patrons of the past burnished their image paying for chapels in the grand cathedrals."

Perry, G. (2014). Playing to the Gallery. New York, NY: Penguin Group LLC. p. 25