Sotheby’s and Christie’s Continued Dual for Market Dominance

June 17th, 2013

Christie's Hong Kong, via BloombergAs Sotheby’s and Christie’s prepare for the upcoming sales in London this week, the Financial Times has published a profile on the two houses, tracing their competitive rivalry for market dominance, and their divergent tactics regarding private sales, online auctions, and increasing buyers premiums.  Says Sotheby’s President Bill Ruprecht: “We are betting our future on the fact that wealth will continue to be created and there will continue to be an economic elite, and that works of art will be relevant to them all over the world.”

Read more at Financial Times