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« Reply #720 on: September 11, 2018, 02:00:39 pm »

Not dreamy inside. He went about "comforting" two unhappy wives while his wealthy wife supplied the $$$.
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« Reply #721 on: September 11, 2018, 04:08:57 pm »

^I think Di disagreed with you, Sandy.

He was quite nice looking.  Not Lord M standard easter-lol but nice.
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« Reply #722 on: September 11, 2018, 04:47:56 pm »

^Oh yeahhhhhh.  Sometimes a girl just wants to have fun.   tehe
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« Reply #723 on: September 11, 2018, 05:57:14 pm »

I think there have been handsomer men.
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« Reply #724 on: September 11, 2018, 06:02:20 pm »

He died on 'August 23 at home surrounded by his family'
https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/islamic-art-dealer-oliver-hoare-passes-away-at-73/
The dealer, a leading figure in the Islamic antiquities world, died on August 23 at home surrounded by his family.

After developing a fascination with the East as a child, Hoare studied art history at the Sorbonne. He joined Christie’s in 1967 aged 22 and set up the first Islamic art department of any major auction house.

In 1975, he co-founded the Ahuan Gallery, specialising in Islamic art, and helped build the collection of Sheikh Nasser al-Sabah for the Kuwait National Museum.

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He counted other Middle-Eastern royalty among his clients, including the late Sheikh Saud al-Thani of Qatar. During the 1990s, Hoare acted as adviser to the Sheikh and his cousin, the Emir, as they set about building Qatar as an important centre of Islamic art and culture. 

Perhaps his best-known deal was the exchange, in 1994 on behalf of the Iranian government, of the Willem de Kooning painting Woman III for the ‘Houghton’ Shahnameh (Book of the Kings), a set of 16th century miniatures illustrating the 11th century Persian epic poem.

Kjeld v Folsach, museum director of the David Collection, said Hoare was “the Islamic art world’s most influential art dealers – if not the most influential – until he passed away.

“I can hardly think of any important collection - public as well as private - where he hasn’t been involved at some point, and in some cases he has been the major formative force.”

Folsach added: “An evening spent in Oliver’s company was never boring but highly enjoyable and inspiring. Luckily for me I had many them over the years, and as the objects he sold to our museum, these evenings can be compared to pearls on a string.”

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In recent years, Hoare held three exhibitions entitled Every Object Tells a Story, showing works of art from around the world and showcasing his fascination with storytelling.
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Hoare's three children made the following comment to ATG: “We count ourselves extremely fortunate to have grown up with such a wonderful father whose knowledge and appreciation of such diverse interests will remain an inspiration.”

An obituary will follow in a later print edition of ATG and a memorial is currently being planned, details yet to be announced.
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« Reply #725 on: September 11, 2018, 09:37:08 pm »

^Fascinating man.  Did he have something to do with the acquisition and return to owner of a stolen piece of artwork by the Nazis?  I just saw a movie on that and his name rings a bell. 
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« Reply #726 on: September 12, 2018, 12:41:09 am »

He had the expertise his wife had the $$$ in the family.
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« Reply #727 on: September 12, 2018, 03:40:17 am »

Good match, then.  Or she would've walked away especially if the money was hers.  Interesting.  I wonder if there's a reliable bio on the guy.
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« Reply #728 on: September 14, 2018, 11:36:48 pm »

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Will never forget how kind Oliver Hoare was when Domenica was born. He came round and sat with me for hours on several occasions.

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« Reply #729 on: October 03, 2018, 09:54:44 am »

Rising British actress is revealed as the star of Diana: The Musical - and she looks JUST like her in trailer for the show

    British actress Jeanna de Waal, 30, will play the title role in Diana: The Musical
    The show premieres at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, in February
    Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen are among the characters
    de Waal, who trained at Tring School for the Performing Arts, said it's a 'privilege'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6227655/Diana-musical-star-revealed-Jeanna-Waal.html


https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1/2018/10/01/21/4680424-6227655-image-m-46_1538424266134.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1/2018/10/01/21/4680432-6227655-image-a-47_1538424328069.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1/2018/10/02/19/4708848-6227655-image-a-58_1538503701696.jpg
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« Reply #730 on: November 05, 2018, 07:10:26 pm »

Proof of Princess Diana's cheeky sense of humour! Birthday card - featuring a VERY bawdy joke - the royal sent to her accountant is revealed

    LA-based celebrity auction site Julien's Auctions list card from Princess Diana
    The Princess of Wales sent the card to accountant Anthony Burrage in Nineties 
    Features a saucy gag on the front - and a hand-written message inside
    Expected to sell for as much as $800 to $1,200 (£600- £900) at auction

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6354715/Princess-Dianas-cheeky-sense-humour-revealed-birthday-card-sent-accountant-pal.html

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/11/05/14/5790452-6354715-image-a-4_1541427550593.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2018/11/05/15/5790450-6354715-A_naughty_message_printed_on_the_inside_reads_Only_the_big_ones_-a-1_1541433161231.jpg
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