Antique Gazette - 1 May 2015

Antique Gazette - May 2015

May 2015

Hoare displays his diverse hoard spanning 5,000 years of History

The collection of an enthusiast with a truly eclectic eye is something to behold.

One such collector is Oliver Hoare, who founded Christie’s Islamic art department, leaving in 1975 to become an independent art dealer specialising in Islamic Art.

Now he puts his own diverse collection of 250 objects and works of art from the past 5,000 years on display, in an exhibition titled Every Object Tells a Story, from May 6 to June 26 at 33 Fitzroy Square, in London’s Bloomsbury.

“The point of the exhibition, as its title announces, is to celebrate the fascinating and often peculiar stories attached to works of art,” says Oliver.

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