Main connoisseurs of modern art

11 july

Nationals of Qatar were the main buyers of contemporary art – according to The Art Newspaper, they have concluded most of the largest transactions in this market over the past 6 years. Journalists have made this conclusion based on insider information, as many deals were made in private.

In particular, the publication found that in Qatar have gone 11 paintings by Mark Rothko sold for $ 310 million in 2009. In 2010, these paintings were exhibited at the Centre of Contemporary Culture «Garage» in Moscow, so it was rumored that they got Roman Abramovich. However, just two «reliable» source said that Rothko bought .

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