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Out of Africa and into the King’s Road

Guinevere Antiques celebrates the photography of Mirella Ricciardi, a “creative force” whose captivating imagery of the 1950s led to the acclaimed book Vanishing Africa
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Accessories

Luxury handbags with collectable cachet

Handbags have come of age as highly prized collectors’ items, with rare pieces commanding record prices year-on-year at auction. Claudia Croft meets the Christie’s wunderkind masterminding the market. Portrait by Sebastian Boettcher
Art

Collecting rare graphic novel art

The scarcity and cachet of artwork from comic books’ cooler sibling are attracting an ever-wider circle of collectors, says Mark C O’Flaherty
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A thought-provoking collection of German art

A Hong Kong financier’s personal passion for German art was ignited through the cultural patronage of his bank – and a plucky London gallerist. Emma Crichton-Miller reports. Portrait by Inga Beckmann
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An inspirational collection of architect-designed furniture

The purchase of a cult Prouvé house proved pivotal to a property developer’s collection of midcentury modern design, which was built on years of passionate conversation with a gallerist friend. Kasia Maciejowska reports. Portrait by Léa Crespi
Art

The art collectors turned creative collaborators

Leading collectors are taking their passion for art to a new level, becoming hands-on collaborators with like-minded artists to create works of agenda-setting impact and ambition. Emma Crichton-Miller meets them
Art

A captivating collection of Scottish art

A venture capitalist’s restored mansion has been enlivened by an art adviser’s eye for vibrant depictions of local landscapes, says Emma Crichton-Miller. Portrait by Robert Ormerod
Women's Jewellery

A rare vintage jewellery collection

A chance encounter with a long-lost acquaintance-turned-dealer became the making of an Italian financier’s seminal jewellery collection for his wife, says Vivienne Becker. Portrait by Nicholas Calcott
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