New York Times Takes a Hard Look at Art Market Valuations

August 25th, 2014

The New York Times continues its thorough investigations into the contemporary art and auction markets, noting struggling stock prices for Sotheby’s and mammoth Chinese auction house Poly Culture Group Corporation, and the statistical dissonances in the claims of auction houses trumpeting a new golden age for the market.  “There’s a feeling among financial analysts that the valuations of art-related companies are peaking,” says Fabian Bocart of Tutela Capital. “These valuations are based on expected volumes at auction. Very expensive items have almost no impact.”Read more at New York Times