The Easel

The Bouvier Affair

Not exactly a new story but certainly a colourful one, nicely recounted. Yves Bouvier was a shipper of art works, became an art intermediary and then a dealer when he cornered a lucrative relationship with an art loving Russian oligarch. “Specialist logistics companies … are the quiet butlers of the art world. Bouvier … offered them his services more generally. “I have the information,” he said. “I can sell you paintings.””