Sotheby’s Posts $25.9 Million Loss for First Quarter of 2016

May 10th, 2016

Sotheby’s has posted a $25.9 million loss for the first quarter of 2016, a figure attributed to its expenditure to buy out Amy Cappelazzo’s art advisory business, and the staff buyouts that it launched simultaneously.  “The days of the two major auction houses making big losing bets on guarantees just to gain market share may be behind us, but many other challenges face both houses in a choppy market,” says lawyer Thomas C. Danziger. “The next two weeks may well be a watershed moment for Sotheby’s.”

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