Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani is the former prime minister of Qatar and a member of the powerful—and wealthy—Al Thani family. The Al Thanis have been amassing a huge collection of artwork—ranging from traditional Islamic artifacts to masterpieces of modern and contemporary art—for the last 20 years. Little is known about Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber’s personal collection, but the family as a whole owns a wide collection of Islamic, Roman, and Egyptian art and antiques and has reportedly spent over $1 billion acquiring works of Western painting and sculpture over the last two decades.
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