Tag Archives: Marc Blondeau

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Market

$25 Billion and Counting

Auction sales are what one dealer calls the “visible part of the iceberg.” But how big is the rest of it? According to dealers, auction house experts, and other advisers, the private art market is exponentially larger—fueled by increasing demand from Russia, Asia, the Middle East, and other emerging markets. Read More

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Christie’s and Sotheby’s: On the Champagne Trail

In their competition for clients, the top auction houses resort to wining, dining, hand-holding, house calls, appraisals, loans, guarantees, single-work catalogues, and providing employment for consignors’ children. Read More

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Features

The 2005 Top Ten Collectors

“In the history of art, as in more materialistic matters, money talks vividly,” Alfred H. Barr Jr., the Museum of Modern Art’s founding director, wrote in 1929. “Let us not be ashamed to listen.” “Well said,” Eli Broad, the financier … Read More

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The 2003 Top Ten Collectors

Our annual list of the world’s top collectors—plus the Top Ten. Read More