The five most read articles from Spear’s last week include Josh Spero’s interview with David Zwirner, Caroline Phillips on who’s buying Greece’s private islands and Charlotte Metcalf puffs away
The five most read articles from Spear's last week include Josh Spero's interview with David Zwirner, Caroline Phillips on who's buying Greece's private islands and Charlotte Metcalf puffs away:
'It seems that the audience seems to gravitate towards the galleries that have a little glory attached to their name. That's too bad.'
Greece may need every drachma (sorry, euro) it can get, but those buying its private islands – from Lord Rothschild to the emir of Qatar – show no signs of bailing out, says Caroline Phillips
Hear Philip Mould discuss how shoe buckles set him on the path of art dealing, how he tracks down lost paintings and why auction houses are taking over the art world
Counter-intuitively, the recession and the smoking ban are turning London into the cigar capital of the world. And swanky new smoking rooms are filling with women, as well as men, says Charlotte Metcalf
The wealthy collect passports like Hermes ties. So would they give them all up and have no nationality? We flag up the pros and cons of modern statelessness
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