7 February 2015

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Paul Gauguin’s Tahitian Girls Becomes The World’s Most Expensive Artwork

A painting of two Tahitian girls by Paul Gauguin has become the world’s most expensive work of art, after a member of the Qatar Royal family privately paid $300m (£196.7m) for it. The 1892 artwork titled ‘Nafea Faa Ipoipo’ (When Will You Marry?) was sold by former Sotheby’s boss Rudolf Staechelin, who resides in Basel […]

1 April 2012

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Why The Qatar Royals Rule The Contemporary Art World

With money to burn who can compete with this family’s ambition to create the 21st centuries greatest art collection? In the last half century, the Qatari royal family has become a formidable force in the art world. In 2007 they bought Hirst’s Lullaby Spring pill cabinet for almost £9.65m – then the highest price ever […]