Zurich’s auction houses are attracting a growing number of international buyers for Swiss art, reflected in higher prices for artists including Ferdinand Hodler, Albert Anker and the Giacometti family.
Jose Mourinho called himself a “special one” when he arrived for his first spell in charge at Chelsea nine years ago. Today he said he’s “the happy one” after returning to the Premier League soccer team.
Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova inspected sculptures by Takashi Murakami. Kate Moss also browsed as Hong Kong wooed wealthy art buyers with champagne, James Bond-style parties and lobster feasts.
Hong Kong is taking center stage on the global conspicuous-consumption circuit this week as billionaires descend on the city to choose from Angelina Jolie’s diamonds, Andy Warhol’s paintings and bottles of Romanee-Conti.
Arkady Abramovich, the 19-year-old son of Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, bought a Siberian oil field, seven years after his father sold his Russian crude producer to OAO Gazprom for $13 billion.