Greek financier Dimitri Mavrommatis owns Art Deco furniture, 18th-century Sèvres porcelain, African sculptures, and modernist paintings, and he attributes the diversity of his collection to quitting smoking. When he worked at Salomon Brothers in the ’80s, he would go to the Met instead of having a cigarette on his breaks. There, he saw all kinds of art that piqued his curiosity. When he is not avidly collecting, Mavrommatis serves as a member of the European advisory board of Christie’s and the advisory board of Sotheby’s.
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