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

Mexico is trying a new tactic to get its antiques back: social pressure – 71Bait

MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s global search for missing ancient artifacts recently led to a storage room in Stockholm where two 2,000-year-old ceramic figurines used decades ago to advertise the Mexican liquor Kahlúa were gathering dust. The surprised Swedish corporate archivist who found the statuettes this spring contacted a Mexican embassy official who called anthropologists in … Read more