20 minutes with: the prolific art collector Mohammed Afkhami – 71Bait

As the founder of Dubai-based investment giant Magenta Capital Partners, Mohammed Afkhami knows the art of the deal. And as a voracious collector, he also knows his way around art. Outstanding pieces from his 600-piece collection now form the basis of a new exhibition at the Asia Society Museum in New York. “Rebel, Jester, Mystic, … Read more

Designing a home fit for an impressive art collection – 71Bait

The room in Mathieu Bruyns’ new apartment where the partygoers gather and which gets the most oohs and aahs isn’t exactly easy to find. The apartment’s 2,200 square meters — two bedrooms, overlooking the lively Congolese neighborhood of Matonge in Brussels — is spread over three half-floors, with jumps and spirals that tend to put … Read more

Why Dimitris Daskalopoulos donated his art collection to four museums – 71Bait

Greek entrepreneur and art collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos says he built his art collection over nearly 30 years by finding works that tell a story “about the wonder of human existence and the struggle in this luminous interval we call life.” . The artists whose work he sought ranged from David Hammons to Louise Bourgeois, Sarah … Read more

Fayez Sarofim, investor and buffet-style art collector, dies aged 93 – 71Bait

Fayez Sarofim, an Egyptian immigrant who built a successful investment firm with a similar approach to Warren Buffett, died in Houston on Saturday at the age of 93. Sarofim, who became a billionaire, had an eye for art as good as for stocks. In nearly 60 years he amassed a large, museum-quality collection, including works … Read more