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

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

Drawing a beer: The artist who sketched every London pub – 71Bait

Pictures by Adrian Dennis. Video by Linda Abi Assi Sitting opposite The Atlas pub in west London, Lydia Wood meticulously adds detail to her drawing of the building, pausing only occasionally to sharpen her pencil. The 28-year-old artist has garnered a substantial TikTok and Instagram following with her detailed sketches of popular London pubs. She … 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