Art and Auction: Irreconcilable Differences?
I couldn't hold back my laughter on the train when I came across this quote in an article in the WSJ concerning the friction between some gallery owners and auction houses:
Tobias Meyer, world-wide head of contemporary art at Sotheby's, says auction houses have a different set of priorities regarding artists than dealers do. "We are not a set of curators, sitting around a table trying to place important collections in museums," he says. - Wall Street Journal
written by peter duhon in new york