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Sotheby’s 2015 Impressionist and Modern Art Auction: The Joy of a Making-Believe Billionaire

Art from the collections of Jerome H. Stone, a Chicago entrepreneur, Lola Sarnoff, the Samuel Goldwyn family, and Anthony Goldschmidt led off Sotheby’s spring auction. The latter included a Monet looted from Jacob Goldschmidt by the Nazis in 1941. It … Continue reading

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The Scream: Or On Almost Owning A Munch

Currently the Museum of Modern Art in New York is exhibiting a version of The Scream  by Edvard Munch. Leon Black, a member of the Board of Trustees, who paid $119.9 million for it at a Sotheby’s. The price is … Continue reading

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Christie’s Spring Sale

Several times a year, I spend money vicariously at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Phillips, or another one of New York’s upscale auction houses. This year I indulged myself at Christie’s. Given the escalating prices of admission fees to museums, visiting upcoming auctions … Continue reading

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