The collection of Calouste Gulbenkian

With residences in London and Paris, a fortune amassed through the sale of hydrocarbons and an estate structured to frustrate the most persistent taxman, Calouste Gulbenkian invites comparison with that much-maligned figure of 2022, the oligarch. Yet Gulbenkian’s wealth went on nothing as ostentatious – not to mention illiquid – as yachts, chateaux and Mediterranean … Read more