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“Great art collecting need not be based on a great fortune. Education, experience and eye are more important.” 

The late American art dealer and collector Eugene V Thaw whose collection is set to go under the hammer at Christie’s.

“What to me is perverse... is the almost kafkaesque process of registration... The registration may well exceed the value of the item in question and the ivory elements of which are of little or no interest to the Asian market—which is, after all, the root cause of the elephant’s plight.”

Lord Inglewood, president of the British Art Market Federation, was among those weighing in on the new ivory bill at the House of Lords on Tuesday.

“There is, for better or worse, clearly no political constituency for resale royalties in the US. This decision is probably the end of the line for the foreseeable future in the US for droit de suite.”

Lawyer Nicholas O’Donnell said that the recent finding at a Californian appeals court “basically drowns the act in the bathtub”.

“I think blockchain will help the art market. Not a full facelift but maybe some subtle botox.”

Jonathan Kewley, a lawyer at Clifford Chance, was among those speaking at Christie’s Art + Tech Summit about the use of Blockchain.

“The first and second English editions of Wuthering Heights are extremely rare, so we are pleased to be able to offer this American edition of her famous novel.”

On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Wuthering Heights, Pom Harrington of Peter Harrington speaks about the relevant material on offer from the book specialist. A collection of poems published by her and her sisters Charlotte and Anne and library sets of the sisters’ novels are also available this month.

“The battle of Waterloo is woven into our national psyche and it’s an honour to be associated with such an important initiative.”

Bonhams global chief executive Matthew Girling spoke about the auction house’s decision to sponsor Waterloo Uncovered, an archaeological dig at the battlefield of Waterloo.