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African art

African art

A new museum details a duo’s quest to build an unrivalled collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Emma Jordan reports. Portrait by Per-Anders Pettersson

French art deco furniture

French art deco furniture

A flea market eye for a find, a “love at first sight” passion and a maverick spirit give these two leaders of their field a collecting edge, says Claire Wrathall. Portrait by Pal Hansen

Abstract art

Abstract art

An ebullient Italian curator has brought the language of abstraction to the fore of a Lebanese retail mogul’s 2,000-strong art collection. Emma Crichton-Miller reports. Portrait by Luc Castel

Historical curiosities

Historical curiosities

A fascination with European treasures that tell a story has one collector looking to an idiosyncratic dealer to satisfy her wunderkammer style. Kasia Maciejowska reports. Portrait by Sebastian Boettcher

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

The artist’s Monaco connection has inspired two unlikely collaborators to create a private foundation for his work. Emma Crichton-Miller reports. Portrait by Fabio Massimo Aceto

Artist furniture

Artist furniture

A private equity CEO and a Paris gallerist may be “comme chiens et chats”, but when it comes to mobilier d’artiste they’re hand in hand, says Claire Wrathall. Portrait by Léa Crespi

Pop/contemporary art

Pop/contemporary art

As the Fondation Carmignac prepares to open a new museum on the idyllic island of Porquerolles, Emma Crichton-Miller meets the duo seeking to expand a classic pop art collection with contemporary offshoots of the genre. Portrait by Stéphane Remael

Artist edition books

Artist edition books

A disregard for design formula unites a collector and his advisor in a spirited quest to create a visually sumptuous private library. Marina Cashdan reports. Portrait by Aaron Wojack

Triumph motorcycles

Triumph motorcycles

A doyen of the vintage-bike world has helped a golden-era Triumph lover build what might be the world’s greatest collection, says Simon de Burton. Photography by Jude Edginton