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Vastari & DSL Collection Evening in Paris

Vastari & DSL Collection Evening in Paris

It all started with the simple idea of bringing together some collectors and curators to discuss their loan experiences, initially in London… and it ended up becoming a wonderful evening at Sylvain and Dominique Levy’s maison in Paris! Sylvain and Dominique are a very inspiring Paris-based couple, who collect

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Who is Using Vastari Collections?

Who is Using Vastari Collections?

Many doubted whether it would take off, and through the years Vastari has gone through highs and lows, but by some miracle it’s been 5 years since I had the idea on a bench in Hanover Square park, eating a sandwich on my break from managing Trinity House’s Mayfair gallery.

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Blood, sweat and tears - 3 things I learned in the last 3 years

Blood, sweat and tears - 3 things I learned in the last 3 years

The company that would become Vastari was registered at Companies House three years ago.It feels like just yesterday that I thought of the idea on a park bench while speaking to my other half during my lunch break from Trinity House. Little did I know that something I was

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BRAVO TO BRAFA: 60 YEARS OF QUALITY COLLECTING

BRAVO TO BRAFA: 60 YEARS OF QUALITY COLLECTING

Splendid selection and tasteful presentation at this year's Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair. Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA), this year in its 60th edition, came to me as a rather pleasant surprise. Having seen the fair for the first time at the opening last week, I was startled at the

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Happy 3rd Birthday Vastari! We would like to thank each and every one of you for being there every step of the way.

Happy 3rd Birthday Vastari! We would like to thank each and every one of you for being there every step of the way.

Happy 3rd Birthday Vastari! We would like to thank each and every one of you for being there every step of the way.

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Nomination for the Apollo Awards 2014

Nomination for the Apollo Awards 2014

We are shortlisted!

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Mini Vastari Guide

Mini Vastari Guide

What is Vastari? Why has it been set up?

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The Beauty of Collecting Contemporary Art

The Beauty of Collecting Contemporary Art

As the contemporary art world gathers in Miami, one wonders what magical items will be on display this year. The French Filmmaker Laure Provoust won the Turner Prize last night, but competing for the title were a satirical cartoonist, a painter and a performance artist.  In honour of the yearly

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Today in 1863...

Today in 1863...

The first “Salon des Refuses” was put together by those rejected by the Salon jury of 1863. Manet seized the opportunity to exhibit Déjeuner sur l'herbe and two other paintings at this exhibition on April 24th.  The artist as curator 150 years ago?

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