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  • Legalities & Ethics

    October 16, 2017

    The Berkshire Museum’s decision to sell some of its most valuable assets (40 works of art) is still a hot topic.  Since the sales are scheduled to be held in November, there isn’t much time for the Attorney General to … More…

    What If?

    October 13, 2017

    I do love these “what if” stories that compare the art market and stock market.  Here are some of my – what ifs? What if I bought an Andy Warhol in the early 60s for $1,000?  What if I bought … More…

    Next month the Rybolovlev saga will continue … now he is going to sell his Leonardo da Vinci … a painting be bought just a few years ago for $127.5M.  This time around, the auction room has pegged the price at … More…

    Christie’s had high hopes for their Francis Bacon Study of Red Pope (1962), expecting it to make at least £60M/$78M.  Well, nobody wanted to take the plunge and create a new record price for a single piece by the artist — … More…

    Filler Does Not Help

    October 7, 2017

    This past week the auction action started … and it was less than stellar. Sotheby’s was first with their Contemporary sale and as we have seen with other periods of art, the salerooms are having a difficult time getting really … More…

    Berkshire Museum – WHY?

    October 5, 2017

    Here is a GREAT article by Felix Salmon in The New Yorker about the Berkshire Museum’s decision to sell 40 of its most prized works.  If you have been following this story, you will enjoy reading the article. What is … More…

    Why Would You Steal This?

    October 4, 2017

    Word has it that a thief walked into an auction house in Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris, and walked out with a tiny (5 x 4 inch) Renoir.  “Portrait d’une jeune fille blonde” was scheduled to be sold this past weekend with an … More…

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