Sheikha Al-Mayassa named art-world leader

   |  31 October 2013  |  AMA  |  Tweet  |  LinkedIn

Qatar, 31 October 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).

Her Excellence Sheikha Al-Thani has been named the most important figure in the world of art.

Sheikha, a woman of thirty years of age, is the daughter of the former Emir of Qatar and the sister of the current Emir.

She has control of the largest sum of money of anyone in the world, when taking into account the sums spent on Western modern and contemporary artworks. It is estimated that her family spends more than £600 million a year on works, which are exhibited in Qatar’s museums.

Sheikha Mayassa is at the top of the annual ArtReview Power 100, having notably spent a record of £160 million for a version of Joueurs de Cartes by Paul Cézanne.

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