Art Newspaper Newsletter Sept 2019

The Art Newspaper

Art Market Eye - 26 September 2019
Anny Shaw
Contributing editor

Keep an Eye on…

…the collection of the late dealer (and Princess Diana’s one-time lover) Oliver Hoare is coming up for auction at Christie’s London on 25 October. As a student in Paris in the 1960s, Hoare travelled overland to Tehran and later made one of the most unlikely deals of the 20th century: negotiating with the rulers of Iran the exchange of the 16th-century Houghton Shahnameh for a painting by Willem de Kooning. Hoare’s adventurous spirit shines through in the 130-lot sale (with estimates from £300 to over £1.5m), which is led by pieces from the Islamic world, topped by a 15th century Timurid manuscript—known as the Jam-I Jam—by Mawlana Shir Ali, which was once part of the Mughal Imperial Library.

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