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Someone should tell Dan Loeb that Tad Smith will never turn Sotheby's into the next Gucci

One of the mysteries of the spectacularly successful global market for art is that the higher the value of all transactions climbs, the more instability it seems to create at its very heart, in the duopoly of auction houses that account for almost a quarter ($14 billion) of the overall art market’s estimated $60+ billion in sales.  2,301 more words

Fifteen years after its first foray into high-end art auctions, eBay is trying again, this time in partnership with famed auction house Sotheby’s, which launches Tuesday. 89 more words


Clay Ball

Last night was the annual Clay Ball art auction to benefit the Salem Art Association.  Money was raised, art changed hands, friends were greeted…

But the fun this year was the hats…glamorous or fanciful… 111 more words

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Art Keeps Hunting Memories Alive!

From miniature art show to the Prime Time auctions, SCI’s convention abounds with great art. According to Rob Holliday, SCI’s auction coordinator “Art has always been a part of our common identity as sportsmen and women. 218 more words

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In this short post by Jerry Saltz, we learn that the artist Wade Guyton not only printed multiple, identical, indistinguishable copies of a “unique” work that was to be auctioned at Christie’s for between $2.5 and $3.5 million, possibly more, but he also showed off the results of his labours on Instagram in what could be interpreted as an attempt to taint the sale. 292 more words


Nudes Come Cheap (at Auction)

Well, that’s not only a salacious headline; it’s true.

Phillips auction house Thursday auctioned 241 lots of artists’ editions in London, including a handful of nudes by American and British artists. 467 more words

Cruise Art Auctions - Bargain or Rip Off?

Harry and I discovered recently that the art auction on a cruise can be fun, entertaining and profitable.   We obtained  5 pieces of art on our last trip (bare walls and tired of it!).   698 more words

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