Georgina Adam swerves off the normal art path to delve into the story of the T. Rex skeleton that has been sold, and sold again, never quite reaching its asking price–and despite great costs associated with shipping, assembling and mounting it. Now on offer–and on view in Las Vegas–at Bonhams, Adam points to a significant collector in the field:
The skeleton is currently on view in the former premises of the Guggenheim museum in Las Vegas, and Bonhams & Butterfields director Thomas Lundgren says there have been thousands of visitors already. Natural history specimens are rarely covered in this column but they have some notable collectors, including Sheikh Saud al-Thani of Qatar, who has bought in this field with as much passion, and money, as he has devoted to art.
The Art Market (Financial Times)