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July 1, 2013

Best of Spear’s: David Zwirner, Greek private islands and London, capital of cigars

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The five most read articles from Spear’s last week include Josh Spero’s interview with David Zwirner, Caroline Phillips on who’s buying Greece’s private islands and Charlotte Metcalf puffs away

The five most read articles from Spear’s last week include Josh Spero’s interview with David Zwirner, Caroline Phillips on who’s buying Greece’s private islands and Charlotte Metcalf puffs away:

1. David Zwirner: The art world must save smaller galleries

‘It seems that the audience seems to gravitate towards the galleries that have a little glory attached to their name. That’s too bad.’

2. Who’s buying Greece’s private islands?

Greece may need every drachma (sorry, euro) it can get, but those buying its private islands – from Lord Rothschild to the emir of Qatar – show no signs of bailing out, says Caroline Phillips

3. Listen to Philip Mould’s talk from Masterpiece

Hear Philip Mould discuss how shoe buckles set him on the path of art dealing, how he tracks down lost paintings and why auction houses are taking over the art world

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4. London, cigar capital of the world

Counter-intuitively, the recession and the smoking ban are turning London into the cigar capital of the world. And swanky new smoking rooms are filling with women, as well as men, says Charlotte Metcalf

5. Will the wealthy burn their passports? The pros and cons of statelessness

The wealthy collect passports like Hermes ties. So would they give them all up and have no nationality? We flag up the pros and cons of modern statelessness

And the best of the blogs:

Sebastian Gibson: The curious case of the disappearing property tycoon

Freddy Barker: It’s getting more expensive to live as an oligarch in London

Lydia Essa: Did the G8 mark the end of tax secrecy?

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