Sticker Shock


Elizabeth Baylen for the New York Times

The art market has been buzzing over several eye-popping auctions this week (some already mentioned here). Rather than laboriously detail the obscene prices paid, here’s a handy list of several articles chronicling the week’s goings-on. I wonder if Carol Vogel from the New York Times wants to laugh or cry after covering such fine examples of late-capitalism.

To see a video clip of the $71.7 mil Warhol auction go here.

Or watch a clip of Warhol’s studio assistant Gerard Malanga here.

Carol Vogel. “A Vigorous Art Sale Makes Auction History.” New York Times. May 17, 2007.

Carol Vogel. “Three Sculptures Sell for Record Prices and Warhol Stars Again at Phillip’s Auction.” New York Times. May 18, 2007.

Carol Vogel. Rothko Breaks a Record for Contemporary Art. New York Times. May 16, 2007.

Tim McNulty. “Museum Benefits from Warhol’s Rising Star.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 18, 2007.

Catalog for Phillips de Pury & Co. Contemporary Art auction, Part I.

Catalog for Phillips de Pury & Co. Contemporary Art auction, Part II.

Posted by: Ian M.

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