Collecting

Too much clutter: Gina Lollobrigida reorganises her wardrobe

When does a collector turn into a hoarder?

17 September 2016 9:00 am

The enormous desk on which I am writing this is swamped by four precarious piles of books, one topped by…

A collector of genius: Peggy Guggenheim

Peggy Guggenheim, collector of genius

20 August 2016 9:00 am

She had come a very long way from the shtetl, but Marguerite ‘Peggy’ Guggenheim was still the poor relation of…

Selling power: a Spitting Image Thatcher puppet

Which political souvenirs are worth hanging on to

18 July 2015 9:00 am

My first reaction on hearing of Margaret Thatcher’s death in 2013 was: ‘Great — now my autograph from her will…

Who’s in, who’s out: George Bernard O’Neill’s ‘Public Opinion’ depicts a private view of the annual exhibition at the Royal Academy

The age of the starving artist

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Philip Hensher on the precarious fortunes of even the most gifted 19th-century artists

Chris Ingram: from messenger boy to museum benefactor

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Andrew Lambirth meets Chris Ingram, the collector behind a much-lauded museum in Woking

Bookends: Disarming but disingenuous

14 April 2012 9:00 am

At first glance, Be the Worst You Can Be (Booth-Clibborn Editions, £9.99) by Charles Saatchi (pictured above with his wife,…

Ransacking the world

21 May 2011 12:00 am

Something in the air is arousing an interest in collectors and collections — both private and public — of which the success of The Hare with Amber Eyes and The Children’s Book are perhaps the most visible recent examples.

Enlightened patronage

12 February 2011 12:00 am

Alberto Della Ragione (1892–1973) was a naval engineer from Genoa with a passion for music, poetry and the visual arts; he also had the collecting bug.

Beyond the wildest dreams

12 December 2008 12:00 am

Collections of Nothing, by William Davies King