It’s auction season for the arterati, and yesterday’s New York Times was the Antietam of tony gavel houses in the Big Town.
There was, for instance, this Christie’s ad in the A section:
Which sends us to this video presented by Loic Gouzer and Gary Gardner (no idea who they are):
No idea what they’re talking about.
Next up, this ad from Bonhams:
That’s “The Garden Chair” by Frederick Carl Frieske (no idea who he is – apparently you have to be a millionaire to appreciate him).
Then came the Andy Warhol portion of the auction action.
From yesterday’s Times Weekend Arts II section:
Warhol we get – although we’ll never get one.
Then Phillips checked in with this Mark Rothko piece:
And finally, Sotheby’s had this anemic half-page ad featuring a Jeff Koons whatever:
Maybe they should eat more spinach, yeah?
Our walls are covered with paintings from local artists. Some of them are really good.
Us too, Mick.