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Collectors Flock to London for Russian Art Week

Collectors Flock to London for Russian Art Week

A wealth of rare Russian art, some of which has never been seen before at auction, will be featured in the British capital’s upcoming bi-annual Russian Art Week from 30th May – 7th June 2014. Centering around the Russian sales at the four major auction houses - Bonhams, Christie’s,

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"Not for the Cattle" - The Manggha Collection and Japanese Passion

"Not for the Cattle" - The Manggha Collection and Japanese Passion

Can a single collector’s passion ignite a whole country’s interest in a particular art form? Can a generous gift to the nation, initially rejected and unappreciated, turn into an internationally recognised institution? Can the personal taste of an eccentric pioneer influence an entire artistic movement? On March 11th

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London Facing East: Asian Art Week

London Facing East: Asian Art Week

Every November for the past 16 years, London has been flooded by Asian art enthusiasts. They come from far and wide to enjoy Asian Art in London - one of the most important arts events in the world. But what is it that makes it different from all the other

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Horace Walpole: An 18th Century Collector with Foresight

Horace Walpole: An 18th Century Collector with Foresight

Horace Walpole (1717-1797), the youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister, was a gentleman of many talents—antiquarian, politician, writer, historian, social commentator and avid collector (Fig. 1). His passion for collecting art and objects of historical significance started at an early age: when he was

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