The Sotheby’s Chair Who Wears Tom Ford and Can’t Get Enough of Vintage Japanese Photo Books

robbreport.com - 04-11

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Nicolas Chow is on a roll: The Hong Kong–based chairman of Sotheby’s Asia has been inking major deals and scoring record-smashing sales of ancient Chinese art for his auction house for years. But when the art aficionado isn’t helping to build the collections of others, he’s traveling the globe in pursuit of his own passions. Here, the peripatetic aesthete tells us what he’s after these days, from rare photo books to eyeglasses and unagi.