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Cornering the market

“It’s possible with the masterpieces that I will collect all the top masters, their masterpieces”

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Liu: major collector

Tycoon and art collector Liu Yiqian talks to the Financial Times after making the world’s second most expensive purchase (at auction) of a work of art. He paid $170 million for Modigliani’s Nu Couché. Liu and his wife have filled their two Shanghai museums with their purchases (we first profiled him in 2009, see WiC26)


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