Qatar Museums Employee Recaps Decline of Country’s Art Buying

August 24th, 2016

Qatari Museum, via QuartzFormer Qatar Museums employee Mikolai Napieralski has published an article on Quartz this week, pointing to the end of the country’s oil-boom, a drastically slashed budget, and increasingly conservative leadership as causes for the decline of the Qataris’ presence in the art market.   “These days, the organization is a shadow of its former self, and its international staff—and ambition—are long gone,” he writes.  “And that $250 million Cezanne and the $300 million Gauguin? Your guess is as good as mine.”

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