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Gordon Watson is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities of 20th Century design. He’s a dealer and a collector with a passion for Islamic and Contemporary Art. He is one of the dealers on the hit Channel 4 antiques show Four Rooms.

Gordon says he was always destined to work in antiques having caught the ‘dealer bug’ at a young age. He traded his way to the top of his business, from a teenager on the market stalls of Liverpool to an extraordinary art and antiques gallery on

London’s Pimlico Road, specialising in exquisite 20th Century objects and design.

Gordon’s career in antiques started when he worked for Sotheby’s in his early twenties. His first big break came – at the age of 23 – when he made a career changing deal. A rare Tibetan wall hanging he bought for £650 was sold to the V&A for £8000. The sizeable profit gave him the seed funds to start his own business and the launch pad for a successful career. Gordon has been selling internationally for over thirty years, with a clientele ranging from billionaire collectors to royalty and rock stars, and counts Tom Ford, Madonna and Valentino among his many loyal clients...

His little black book bulges, built up over thirty years of doing business with some of the most influential people in the world. In New York for his recent successful auction at Bonhams on Madison Avenue, he played host to Mick Jagger and Anna Wintour who had braved
the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to come and show their support.

Gordon is proving to be a major new talent for factual entertainment and features programmes. With a focus on contemporary art, antiques, business, social history and travel.

He is consumed with an insatiable curiosity which serves Gordon well when searching out his latest obsessions – the next must have object, the hottest Contemporary Artists and new exotic places to travel to in order to open paths to undiscovered treasures.

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