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Restitution

Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master to be auctioned in settlement between heir and current holder

The Golden Age work by Aelbert Cuyp was looted from Jacques Goudstikker and acquired by Hermann Göring

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Obituaries

Forrest Fenn, known for burying $2m worth of treasure in the Rocky Mountains, dies at 90

The controversial yet colourful Santa Fe-based art and antiquities dealer announced that his treasure had been found shortly before his death

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Art market

We need to talk about guarantees. And art loans

Dealers who finance deals by taking out loans against art may well find themselves in difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Discoveries

Unknown Dürer drawing to be sold by London dealer

One of very few examples in private hands, the work from an American collection is coming to the market via Agnews

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Art dealers

In person | Dealer Susanne Vielmetter on the decline of artist exclusivity and the empty talk around gender parity

The Los Angeles gallery owner explains why she encourages her artists to have galleries in Europe and New York too, and how collaboration is key

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Art market

In person | Dealer Daniella Luxembourg on taste-making and being stubborn

The gallery owner and art world grande dame explains why the big art fairs are not for her

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Art dealers

‘I just wanted people’s attention’: dealer Mariane Ibrahim on championing young artists of the African diaspora

Ahead of her debut at Art Basel in Miami Beach, the Chicago-based gallerist walks us through her journey from marketing McDonald's to setting up shop in Seattle

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Tariffs

'A giant wall': art world feels the pinch of Trump’s 25% import duty on printed works

Collectors and artists are scrambling to find solutions to the US government’s penalty tariffs

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Commercial galleries

'Like launching a start-up': the modern day growing pains facing commercial galleries

The increasing professionalisation of the commercial art world yields new complexities for dealers

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Art dealers

In person: Pilar Ordovas on playing hard to get and striking out on her own

The Spanish-born independent dealer discusses working with Larry Gagosian and why she won't do art fairs

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Art dealers

Banksy's former agent quits gallery world citing snobbery and the death of subculture

Steve Lazarides leaves Lazinc in Mayfair to pursue solo projects

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Obituaries

Dealer Karsten Schubert—champion of YBAs including Rachel Whiteread and Gary Hume—has died, aged 57

The German-born gallerist and publisher was a key figure in the London art world for more than 30 years

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Art market

'Olyvia's soirées': adviser launches private selling events in format devised by Adam Chinn

Olyvia Kwok launches series of invitation only events in London and New York offering financing against big-ticket works for collectors looking to circumvent auctions

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Commercial galleries

Dominique Lévy: ‘I just don’t think big is better’

She started off as an apprentice clown and did a stint as a currency trader, but it’s as a dealer in works of art in the vanguard of social change that Dominique Lévy has found her true calling

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Francis Bacon

Conversations with Bacon: Marking Grey Gowrie's 75th birthday with his poem on the artist

Gowrie, a former UK arts minister, art dealer and chair of Sotheby’s and the Arts Council, is also a poet

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October 2014

Flipping art: filthy lucre or a sound business plan?

In 2014 we noted that market speculation can offer rich rewards, but in the long term, it may do collectors more harm than good

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Art fairs

Eighth edition of PAD London puts collectors in the right mood

Dealers also praise the friendly atmosphere

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Art market

‘Poor door’ opens to let in new collectors as galleries reach out to a wider market with souvenirs and branding

From limited-edition works to T-shirts and tote bags, galleries are diversifying to suit the market

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Knoedler

Strife within management at Knoedler over selection of new director after Lawrence Rubin's departure

Fights at the top cast doubt on the venerable gallery's future

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Lawsuits

Collector Eskandar Maleki sues long-time friend and adviser Amir Shariat over profits

Maleki alleges deals were undisclosed, Shariat countersues for malicious falsehood and defamation

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What's on

What's On in Paris: Nostalgia is back in '94 with Antoni Tàpies and Jean-Pierre Bertrand retrospectives

Also, Meyer Vaisman's grandiose taxidermies and Elaine Strutevant's almost-replicas

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Commercial galleries

Western dealers push for trade sanctions against Iran to be repealed

Galleries and artists see improvement after temporary relaxations were implemented to discourage nuclear proliferation

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Art market

Global mega-galleries are putting the squeeze on smaller operators

The empire builders are changing the rules

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Art Basel 2013

All aboard: from the Biennale to Basel

Artists weigh in on exhibiting at both events in quick succession

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Art Basel

Art Basel, the final stop that brings art fair marathon to a close

The fair is one of the final Modern and contemporary events this summer

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Art Basel

Dealers spark intrigue at Art Basel 2013 as 20th century masterpieces jostle alongside the contemporary

Art Basel '13 fair report

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Art dealers

Air of malaise at Paris fairs

A scheduling clash and an unfriendly tax environment slowed business at most fairs

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Collectors

Californian collectors hit by tax rise

The rates for use tax and sales tax has increased to 7.5%

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Moscow

How a group of dissident artists was almost catapulted to international stardom by a marketing error

The story of Moscow's underground art of the 1970s

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Art market

Tribal art attracts Modern collectors

A new breed of buyer is crossing over from modern and contemporary art and acquiring the top pieces in every field

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Interviews

“LA is tricky, slippery, invisible”: Interview with dealer Shaun Caley Regen

…but that didn’t stop the contemporary dealer opening Regen Projects’ biggest ever space with a first-class show last month

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Obituaries

Obituary for Carla Panicali

Art dealer who forged a successful business in Italy and New York from the 1950s.

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Art Basel

Dealers' efforts pay off at Art Basel 2012 as buyers seem unruffled by economic troubles

Art Basel '12 fair report

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Art Basel

Collectors continue to expect—and find—the best at the 43rd edition of Art Basel

Dealers upbeat as first waves of visitors to the fair put any economic worries aside

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Design Miami

Specially commissioned chess sets a testament to collectors' faith in Design Miami/Basel

They contributed to more than 100 lights and classic pieces occupying the booths

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Art fairs

The final leg of the summer fair marathon

Is there enough time, energy and art for three major events—Frieze New York, ArtHK and Art Basel—in six weeks?

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Sean Kelly: Marina Abramovic, art fairs, and expanding off the beaten path

The British-born dealer may be a reluctant power-player, but his new, larger space reflects his place in the pecking order

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Lawsuits

Dealer Gary Tatintsian takes Lew Nussberg to court over fake Malevich drawings after scientific analysis

The case has proved to be colourful, with Tatintsian counter suing Nussberg for at least $62m

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March 2012

Arrest in latest Prouvé fakes case

Three dealers say initial complaints were dismissed by Artcurial specialists

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Santo Micali on finding new markets for pre-Columbian art

Argentina, Mexico and Brazil could be the future for a field struggling with limited supply

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Alberto Giacometti

Dealer uses intimidation tactics at Parisian Giacometti foundation in mission to recover forged lamps

Policy decrees that works determined to be fake must be handed over to the authorities so that they cannot re-enter the market

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Interviews

Interview with collector Marc Straus on transitioning to dealing: “The gallery business is a terrible concept”

Despite reservations, the former oncologist and “fierce” collector has become a dealer in contemporary art

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Art Basel

Dealers rewarded for advance preparation at this year's Art Basel

Art Basel Miami Beach '12 fair report

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Art market

Are fairs big enough for both galleries and auction houses?

Some galleries feel the major auction houses are encroaching on their rightful territory

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October 2011

Who will follow baby boomers into the art market?

Demographic change is probably the most important factor in shaping the market's future, wrote this expert in 2011

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Mega-galleries

A generation of dealers is going global by opening additional spaces worldwide

Is this new international gallery explosion a good move?

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Art market

Caution is the word for collectors and dealers at this year's Pavilion of Art and Design London

Though sales have been fairly solid at the fair, few very high priced pieces have been shown due to anxiety around the stock market crisis

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Art dealers

Legal battle between dealers over Leonardo drawing draws to a close

The settlement has not yet been revealed

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Art Basel

Dealers have nothing to fear as crisis fails to impede sales at Art Basel 2011

The most expensive pieces may have been slow to sell, but otherwise it was as if the downturn never happened

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Emmanuel Perrotin on taking risks: “People imagine it must be easy for me now”

The Parisian dealer was one of the first to tap into Asian markets

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Art Basel

This year's Art Basel prepares to surpass last year with adjustments to layout

Art Parcours heads indoors to the city’s historic quarter, while the Messeplatz remains sculpture-free

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Internet

Website could be holy grail of private market prices

Art.sy will unite would-be collectors with art and dealers they may not know—and it’s all built on trust

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Art Basel

Ron Mueck makes fair debut at Art Basel 2011

His sculptures have previously been available to view exclusively in public collections

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Design Miami

Design Miami Basel embraces the modern with an increase in early-20th-century stock

The fair's effort to give a detailed insight into recent developments of design distinguishes it from competitors

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Art Basel

Collectors reveal appetite for the challenging rather than the expensive: Art Basel 2011

Art Basel '11 fair report

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Art market

Collectors drawn to Paris for synchronised mass of art fairs and auctions

But attendance was down at fairs devoted to works on paper

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Richard Nagy on Schiele: “It is about sex, it is tense, anxious and emotional”

His new space in London will open with an exhibition on the Austrian painter

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Auctions

Small dealers are squeezed by the auction house giants

Tied to increasing prominence of private sales by auction houses

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Art fairs

The Art Show fair report: Setting a sophisticated tone

Collectors queue to view classic modern and contemporary works

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TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht reaches beyond its European core

Chairman Ben Janssens has spent the year charming galleries and collectors in other continents

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Art Basel

Berlin gallery rejected from Art Basel calls for trade support

Following the Eigen+Art's exclusion from the fair selection, owner Gerd Harry Lybke protests with a request that his artists are not made available at any other stand

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Leonardo da Vinci

Dickinson to sue Luxembourg Art over Leonardo drawing

Fallout from Leonardo case sees London dealers locked in legal dispute

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Miami Art Week

Buyers and dealers unswervingly snapping up art at Miami fairs, despite economic slump

How young dealers are on the up

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami shows evidence of maturing as lower price points make for a more liberal approach from collectors

Art Basel Miami Beach '10 fair report

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Art fairs

Pulse gets collectors’ hearts as they snap up new works

Sales very close to pre-recession totals

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Steady nerve required by dealers as buyers take their time—but lower price points encouraged sales at Art Basel Miami Beach

Who needs celebrities? It’s the serious collectors that count

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Interviews

Interview with Christophe Van de Weghe

“At Gagosian, it was understood, ‘Sit there and make money’”

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Frieze

Frieze London fair report: Bling is out, but big is back (though the prices are sober)

The fair drew the major collectors, its quota of celebrities and plenty of students. But the feel was calm, not frenzied

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Art dealers

Dealers are collectors, too, whether this is a problem comes down to a question of integrity

Some things are for sale. And some aren’t

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Jeffrey Deitch

Where are ex-dealer Deitch's artists now?

Once the art dealer announced his major museum job, the race was on

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Art Basel

Art Basel 2010 sees raised confidence and strong sales, but less impulsivity from buyers

Art Basel '10 fair report

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Design Miami

Dealers put safety first: Design Miami Basel 2010

There were still surprises in store

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Interviews

Interview with Sprüth and Magers: “We didn’t want to become bigger, we wanted to become smaller”

Dealers Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers discuss the benefits of teamwork and the Berlin art scene

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May 2010

Court battle fuels calls for less art market secrecy

In 2010 we wrote that the lines were drawn between those who favour openness and others who prefer “handshake” culture

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Law

Collector and dealer Zhang Rui arrested

No access to lawyers, claims source

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Luca Baroni: “As I get older, I get more demanding, I only want the very best”

The old master dealer on market caution, setting the record straight with Colnaghi, and working for a very private collector

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Obituaries

Obituary and tributes: Ernst Beyeler

Art world remembers a great art dealer, collector and museum founder

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TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF '10 fair report: Galleries bring out their best for Maastricht fair

Art and antiques fair builds on last year’s success of attracting high-spending collectors with a new section devoted to works on paper

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Knoedler

New director and location for New York's Knoedler engenders personnel overhaul

Building, staff and some artists on the way out

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Jeffrey Deitch

Suspicions and speculations as Jeffrey Deitch is appointed as MoCA's director

Why is it that a move from the commercial sector to the non-profit is seen as scandalous?

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach undergoes yet another redesign

Fair director insists that there are still shortcomings to be addressed after discussions with dealers

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Art Basel

Confidence creeps back for collectors after reluctance of previous year: Art Basel Miami Beach 2009

A new layout might have left collectors feeling bemused but, in the mid-range at least, they were prepared to buy

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Los Angeles

Dealers look to LA future as blue-chip galleries move west

Galleries such as Gagosian and Matthew Marks see opportunities, despite small collector base

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Fascination with tree life comes to the fore at Art Basel Miami Beach '09

As stands teem with the wooded and leafy, dealers try to explain the trend at this year's fair

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Will Art Basel Miami Beach's enlargement be to dealers' advantage?

A major redesign has increased the space substantially and produced a radically different layout

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Andrea Rosen on 20 years in the business: “People are rightfully cautious and focused. I like that”

The pioneer of the resale agreement talks about the recession and what it means for both artists and collectors

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Art fairs

Dealers at Art Basel Miami Beach refuse to be cowed by market uncertainties

A loss of 60 galleries does not seem to have affected morale as the fair returns with redesigned space and more dealers

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Museums & Heritage

Modigliani museum closes amid owners’ dispute

Brothers fall out over future of artist’s childhood home in Livorno

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diversity

Works by “more diverse” artists for White House walls

Discreet approaches have been made to dealers who represent black, Hispanic, Asian and women artists

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White Cube

Bullets over Basel: Loud noise resembling gunfire alarms dealers

Criminal activity was ruled out when the sound was found to be the result of something being accidentally knocked over

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Art Basel

Art Basel 2009 dispels credit crunch blues with unprecedented surge in buying

No return to the boom, but is the worst really over so soon?

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Art Basel

Art Basel celebrates its fortieth birthday

The milestone is marked with nod to all the dealers who have contributed to the event since 1970

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Art market

Economically tough times lead to backroom deals and distress selling

Now that auction houses are no longer offering guarantees, an increasing number of purchases are likely to take placeas discreet transactions brokered by art dealers

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Art market

US collectors are driving hard bargains in what has become a buyer’s market

In an economic downturn, collectors are calling the shots

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Art market

The Art Newspaper discusses the fine line between curating and promoting

It is almost impossible for a museum to mount a contemporary exhibition without the involvement of the artist's dealer

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Art dealers

Paris dealers take on Manhattan as galleries migrate across the pond

“We meet a broader range of collectors here”

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Museums & Heritage

Director of German contemporary art museum explores his “Carte Blanche” approach to private collectors

“What is often described as the ‘undue’ influence of collectors and dealers is less of a threat than the noticeable tendency for these parties to lose interest in public institutions”

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Private Museums

Why the rise of the private museum is rewriting the rules of the market

Dealers are growing increasingly wary of do-it-yourself institutions

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Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich brings Basel '08 to life with surprise appearance

Chelsea FC owner joins Brad Pitt and Sheikh Saud Al-Thani at vernissage

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Collectors

Collector launches website to rate dealers

Helping young collectors to find the right gallery