Sotheby’s Acquires Anti-Forgery Firm in Continued Development of Advisory Arm

December 5th, 2016

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait (Fright-Wig) (1986), via Sotheby'sSotheby’s has purchased Orion Analytical, an anti-forgery firm run by James Martin, as part of a new Scientific Research Department at the auction house, continuing recent efforts to build an advisory firm inside the company.  “Sotheby’s has had the pleasure of working with Jamie for the better part of the past two decades, and over time it became increasingly clear that rather than work on a one-off basis we could create something unique within Sotheby’s that would further distinguish us in the marketplace and at the same time help to make the art market a safer place,” CEO Tad Smith says.

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