Tag Archives: Michael Findlay


Show and Tell: The Dos and Don’ts of Studio Visits

Art-world insiders dispense advice on what you should say, how the artist ought to display the work, and which refreshments to serve, if any Read More

Books Reviews
Priced at $1,200,  John Baldessari’s Quality Material  attracted no buyers in 1968. In 2007 it fetched $4.4 million at Christie’s.

How to Buy, Sell, & Have an ‘Aha’ Moment

On ‘The Value of Art’ Read More


How to Buy in 2009

Experts explain where the values are—and what to avoid—in the current market. Read More


The Chinese Art Explosion

As works by Chinese artists fetch multimillion-dollar prices, the international art world is waking to the power of the Asian market. China has spawned hundreds of new galleries, 1,600 auction houses, art fairs, and growing numbers of contemporary-art collectors, while accusations surface that some are engaging in widespread speculation. Read More


The Top Ten

'The Ship Sails On'. Read More


55,000 Signatures and Counting

Starting with the Old Masters and continuing through the present, John Castagno has documented signatures, monograms, and initials—most of them readable, some of them strange or illegible—and published them in ten books. Read More

Features The 200 Top Collectors

The 2007 Top 10 Collectors

‘The Offer-You-Can’t-Refuse Market’ Read More


Are You Looking at Prices or Art?

Experts discuss how market appreciation is affecting art appreciation. Read More


Say It with Flowers—or Gourds, Goats, Fur Cups, or Fried Eggs

The interpretation of sexual symbols in art is everywhere. But what we view as erotic often tells us less about the artists than it does about our own sensibilities. Read More


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

Tobias Meyer takes bids for a Mary Cassatt painting during the evening Impressionist and modern sale at Sotheby’s New York last May. The picture sold for $1,352,000. SOTHEBY’S

‘Walking a Tightrope without a Net’

Auctioneers at evening sales create a sense of drama in performances that can range from buoyant to burlesque. Read More