The Telegraph

31 March 2015
Colin Gleadell


Indulging his love of the Middle East

Oliver Hoare, the Islamic art dealer best known as advisor to the late Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Thani of Qatar during an eight-year, $2.5 billion (£1.7 billion) shopping spree, is to hold an exhibition of objects he has either collected himself or borrowed… Entitled Every Object Tells a Story, it promises to intrigue and stimulate.

His enthusiasm for the Middle East was first aroused as an art history student at the Sorbonne in the Sixties. This led to exploratory travels in the region before finding employment at Christie’s in 1967.

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