Collecting Contemporary

November 12, 2008 § Leave a comment

Entertaining and insightful, Collecting Contemporary, by Adam Lindeman is the book you should buy to get in tune with how the international art market works. Made entirely of interviews and divided in chapters dedicated to the main actors in play (the Dealer, the Consultant, the Curator, the Critic) the book is full of updated advice for new collectors or for whoever is interested in contemporary art.

Auction Season Opens at Sotheby’s

November 4, 2008 § Leave a comment

Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore is shown during a press preview October 29, 2008 at Sotheby's in New York

Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure by Henry Moore sold for $1,818,500
Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP

Not as good as recent years, but not exactly bad. The inaugural day of the fall auction season had nice surprises like Malevich’s Suprematist Compostion being sold for $60 million, a record for the artist. The total of the night reached $223.8 million. Read the full article in The New York Times.

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