The War of Art in NYC’s Auction Houses

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:


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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:


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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:

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And this:


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Warhol we get – although we’ll never get one.

Then Phillips checked in with this Mark Rothko piece:



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And finally, Sotheby’s had this anemic half-page ad featuring a Jeff Koons whatever:


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Maybe they should eat more spinach, yeah?


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2 Responses to The War of Art in NYC’s Auction Houses

  1. Our walls are covered with paintings from local artists. Some of them are really good.

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