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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
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
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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
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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
Wine & Champagne

Fine wine

Tasting jaunts by helicopter and bicycle were the start of an oenophile and his advisor’s journey to build a collection to savour. Jemima Sissons reports. Portrait by Richard Grassie
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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
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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
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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
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Contemporary sculpture

From an Anish Kapoor “coupe” to a surrealist sheep, the collection created by a chief financial officer and his art advisor is about to get bigger and bolder with the arrival of a new sculpture park near St Tropez. Claire Wrathall reports. Portrait by Léa Crespi
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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
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Animal sculpture

A chance reunion proved the catalyst for a collection of bronze art that celebrates the energy and emotion of animals. Catherine Milner reports
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Antique drinking vessels

A dealer’s dinner-party challenge set a collector on the path to accumulating glasses and carafes from throughout the ages. Rima Suqi reports. Photographs by Augusto Brazio
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