Cristina Giannini

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Artist interview

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock

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Collectors

Famous writer’s eclectic collection to open to the public in 1998 with $4.6 million from the Bavarian State

A museum of chaos to make men marvel