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.
The New York Observer has a report about the recent New York art auctions and it lists who the author thinks are some of the winners and losers … In other news, BBC announced that China just became the second biggest auction market in the world.
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 […]