$alvator Mundi

Even if money’s nothing but an abstract concept, $450.3 million is a whole lot of conceptual smackeroos. Even if that figure includes a buyer’s premium, $450.3 million is a nearly unfathomable sum to fork over for single work of art at auction. Even if that work of art is a legit da Vinci painting… The art world…

Market Day

The Art Market. Three vague words swirling overhead a volatile, borderless tangle of cash-slinging consumers, competitive institutions, and personal interests. We know this murky force to be capable of commanding sums reaching into the hundreds of millions; to be able to speak glibly of its ups and downs is pre-requisite for circulation in certain social strata. But what…