Auction Houses Look to Expand Sales Through Curated Offerings

July 22nd, 2014

Andy Warhol sells at Christie's, via Art ObservedAuction Houses are placing an increased emphasis on pre-20th century art and other objects, in an effort to further expand the thriving auction markets.  Offering variety shows that present top works from a variety of areas and cultures, the auctions are designed to encourage top bidders by focusing sales.  “If the auction houses pick their 50 or so best objects, then their top buyers don’t have to sift through several sales,” says Stuart Lochhead, director of Daniel Katz Ltd. “People are less connoisseurial these days. Finance people are always rushing. They have so little time.”

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