Bloomberg Charts Challenges to Selling Male Portraits in Modern Art Market

November 1st, 2016

tamara-de-lempicka-portrait-via-bloombergBloomberg looks at the trend towards portraits of men frequently selling for less than those of women, noting a historical shortage of high-selling precendents to spark the market.  “There have really only been two major male portraits that have come to auction,” says Jeremiah Evarts, the head of Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern evening sales. “When there are only two options, it’s hard to create a market out of that—you can’t point to many results to justify a price.”

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