In the bright Los Angeles afternoon, hours before the official opening, the serious and wealthy collectors come. Brad Pitt walks around unbothered but not unnoticed. The streets are scarcely populated and it feels like a whole lot of effort has been made just for these few people. At seven, the light begins to fade and the opening officially begins. Long lines of valets for the VIP guests, trays of Champagne as you alight from your car and suddenly the place starts to come alive.
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