Hedge Fund Managers Make a Play for Control of Art Market

January 26th, 2014

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points to the immense influence currently held by hedge fund managers in the global art market.  With managers like Daniel Loeb shaking up the corporate structure at Sotheby’s, and a growing number of hedge-fund billionaires entering the auction market, the high-price works of the art world have become something of bargaining chips in a major equity game.  “The rest of us are just sitting on the sidelines,” says Len Riggio, founder of Barnes & Noble. “I go to auctions now and feel like a witness—I watch, shake my head, and go home.”

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