Friday, May 31, 2013


A multi-millionaire art collector says a marble statue of Antinous "haunted" his mansion in England, forcing him to relocate it to a museum.

"I'm convinced it's haunted,' says the financial genius Christian Levett, 43, who is worth nearly half a billion dollars.

Levett, who founded the hedge fund Clive Capital, collects antiquities which he houses in his private museum in the South of France.

But at a party to launch a new Picasso exhibition at the hotel Le Mas Candille in Mougins, near his museum, Levett revealed to a DAILY MAIL columnist that he got more than he bargained for when he bought an ancient statue of Antinous for his house in Wimbledon.

"It was delivered in a crate," recalls Levett, who shares his mansion with his wife, Gina, and their three children.

"When I was locking up, I heard the sound of heavy objects being knocked over from the drawing room where Antinous was still lying in his box. But there was nobody there.

"The same thing happened the next night and the night after that. In the end, I couldn't stand it any longer. Antinous was going to be in my study — but I've sent him to the museum."

Peace, apparently, has descended.

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