A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Collector’s Birthdate: b. 1975
Frahm, born to Danish entrepreneur Flemming Frahm, began collecting art through his family’s foundation in Copenhagen. He has since moved to London, where he has taken on a roster of high profile clients and aided such well known collectors as Frank Cohen.
He is equally known as an aggressive art speculator, making ARTNew’s 2006 list among the 6 best contemporary art advisors in the world. The same year, L.A.’s The Gallery at the Hospital hosted an exhibition of young local artists, using pieces from his private collection exclusively. Often, he has been likened to as a “young Charles Saatchi.”