Auctioneers are regulated but the business is not always transparent.
SHHHH. DON’T TELL ANYBODY…We first spied our prospective new client in a dark corner of a midtown restaurant. “The name is Bond,” he lied. “Seymour Bond.” Seymour claimed to be a hosiery importer-though he looked more like an aging Navy SEAL-interested in trading in the contemporary art market, where he had dabbled for some time. Our mission: to enlighten him on the often secret ins and outs of the auction room and other hidden crevices of the art world. Continue reading “Open Houses”