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Auction Trolls

Yesterday’s first digital art auction at Phillips may have just taken the crown for being the most memorable contemporary art auction for me since Damien Hirst’s auction at Sothebys in London the day Lehman collapsed in 2008. I was there. It was wild. So was yesterday.

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Art-trafficking Ring Surfaces at Paris Auction House

Some auction items on view at Hôtel Drouot (via flickr.com/colodio) The New York Times reports on a serious scandal that’s rocking the Hôtel Drouot, which is “France’s oldest, largest, most storied and most profitable auction site, a frenetic three-story bazaar of marvels and junk: Picassos and Basquiats, stamps and used handbags, dusty carpets, couches, clattering […]