Christies Magazine - October 2019

Christie's Magazine

September – October 2019

On 25 October, Christie’s will offer works from the collection of the late Oliver Hoare, influential dealer and collector, who put Islamic art on the map.

Oliver Hoare had a long history with Christie’s, as he was the man who inaugurated Islamic sales at the company almost 50 years ago.  Having initially opened a gallery in 1975, he went on to assemble a collection of works of art for his exhibitions under the banner ‘Every Object Tells a Story’, drawn to a wide range of objects, and always guided by the tales they could tell.  As he said in his 2017 catalogue: ‘We can connect with the world on a much more profound level than can be gained from package touring, through the possession of, and study of, even the most modest objects of different cultures.’

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