artnet News Writer Analyzes Old Masters Auctions in Art Market Monitor Artelligence Podcast

Agnolo Bronzino, Portrait of a Young Man with a Book, oil on poplar panel.

Agnolo Bronzino, Portrait of a Young Man with a Book, oil on poplar panel.
Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd. 2015

artnet News Senior Writer Brian Boucher offers market insight and commentary in Marion Maneker’s latest Art Market Monitor Artelligence podcast, which promises to “explore the mysteries of the global art market.” Check it out here.

Along with Bloomberg’s James Tarmy, Boucher reports from the front lines of the recent Old Masters sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s (see Canaletto, Caravaggio Fail to Sell at Christie’s Worst Old Masters Sale Since 2002 and Bruegel, Tiepolo, Reubens Shine at Sotheby’s Old Masters Sales). Tarmy and Boucher highlight the differences between the sour results at Christie’s (“we’re not stupid,” dealers told Boucher, “we know what these things are worth”) and the sunnier outcome at Sotheby’s. What do the results tell us about the possible new Chinese and Russian buyers in this part of the market? (The Old Masters discussion starts at about 12 minutes and 40 seconds in.)

The first part of the podcast features Hyperallergic founder Hrag Vartanian’s observations on the recent fairs in Los Angeles (see Hippie Vibes Reign at Paramount Ranch, LA’s Newest Fair and Art LA Contemporary Steps Up Its International Game).


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