A British art collector bought all eight paintings in a recent show by the artist Keith Coventry, spending almost £100,000 ($120,000). David Roberts, whose wealth derives from commercial property, bought the works at the Fine Art Society’s January show, entitled “Endangered species”. The exhibition consisted of white-on-white paintings in the style of Robert Ryman, based on works by the traditional painter Munnings; they were priced at £12,000 each. Mr Roberts, who has a wide collection of art mainly by British artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Peter Blake, also bought Coventry’s White abstract (Sir Norman Reid explaining Modern art to the Queen, 1979), 1994, which was in Charles Saatchi’s 1997 “Sensation” exhibition. It was subsequently sold at auction and bought by the Fine Art Society.