The Daily Beast has a profile of Alexander Gilkes that closes with a curious set of musings about Gilkes’s future beyond the auction house he’s been building with Aditya Julka:
By 36, Gilkes says, he would like to have children, with his first entrepreneurial success behind him. If his 20s were about traveling and his 30s “about taking stock,” he hopes his 40s will be about “building and expanding.” He’s very interested in Spotify, and tech and innovative, landscape-reshaping media companies born out of dorm-room beginnings. He would like to set up an independent film distribution company that targets consumers directly. […]
Whatever, when his life of art, fame, and flashbulbs has calmed, Gilkes has one dream. “I want to retire in Minorca, to an old, coastal Iberian farmhouse, with donkeys and llamas, surrounded by children, grandchildren, friends, and interesting company.” Of course that “interesting company,” alongside the grazing goats, will probably number the odd royal and Hollywood celebrity.