Auction Houses
Auction Houses
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 5

Find the art from the show, more info about art auction houses, and movie and book recommendations below!

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Auction Houses
Auction Houses
ART ADVENTURES | EPISODE 5

Find the art from the show, more info about art auction houses, and movie and book recommendations below!

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Learn more! Here are some article links for you on this episode's theme of art auction houses:

"The scams keep proliferating":
‘The Scams Keep Proliferating’: Christie’s Historic Outage Reveals the Art World’s Digital Vulnerabilities, by Brian Boucher
Laundered art goes to auction:
Multimillion-Dollar Frank Auerbach to Be Sold by the UK’s National Crime Agency, by Daniel Cassady
Degas' Meules (Haystacks)
Monet's "Meules" Sells for Astonishing $110.7 Million, a New Artist Record.
Banksy painting shredded
Watch video of Banksy’s ‘Girl with Balloon’ being shredded immediately after sale.
Stratospheric auction prices
Harvard experts discuss the rising costs of competing in the fine art market.
Auction houses fined for price fixing
In 2002, Sotheby's was fined £13m for 1990's price-fixing scandal with Christie's.
Stolen Kandinsky at auction
Polish authorities have condemned a decision by a German auction house to sell a painting by artist Kandinsky.
Account of Salvator Mundi sale
Five years since the $450m Salvator Mundi sale: a first-hand account of the nonsensical auction
Price fixing:
How bidding rings manipulate auction prices.
Bal du moulin de la Galette
At the time of sale, it was one of the two most expensive artworks ever sold, both purchased by a Japanese businessman.

Books and Movies on Art Auction Houses and Auctions

The Art of the Steal, by Christopher Mason
Going Once: 250 Years of Culture, Taste and Collecting at Christie's, by Christie's
Bidding for Class, by Robert Lacey
The Auctioneer, by Simon De Pury
Virgil Oldman, a wealthy art auctioneer, takes the help of a young artificer, Robert, to understand and woo Claire Ibbetson, a young heiress, who hires him to auction off an antique collection.
The mystery surrounding the Salvator Mundi, the first painting by Leonardo da Vinci to be discovered for more than a century, which has now seemingly gone missing.

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