Tag Archives: Simon de Pury


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$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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Sex, Money, Glamour, Tractors

Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov are charting new terrain by using the language of Socialist Realism to comment on contemporary Russia. Read More


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Gold Rush

Until a few decades ago, Gustav Klimt was relatively ignored by the art establishment. Now his paintings are among the most expensive ever sold. How did the Viennese painter’s prices rise so high so fast?. Read More


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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