Comments on: Art market datapoints of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/02/07/art-market-datapoints-of-the-day/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EmilianoZ http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/02/07/art-market-datapoints-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-35777 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:48:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12105#comment-35777 A nice Monet, never exposed to the public, fetches 9.8 million euros.

A huge Miro, supposedly the highlight of the session, fails to find an acquirer.

http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/20 12/02/09/un-monet-jamais-expose-au-publi c-adjuge-pour-9-8-millions-d-euros_16414 22_3246.html

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By: mfw13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/02/07/art-market-datapoints-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-35705 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 23:39:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12105#comment-35705 Can you say “bubble”?

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By: skyman123 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/02/07/art-market-datapoints-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-35692 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:09:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=12105#comment-35692 Well this is the real way to tell the nouveau riche from the truly upper class monied people isn’t it? Who else would buy vulgar and tasteless large paintings and splash them everywhere, drive a horrid Porsche Cayenne (hint, if you’re slavering after a sports car, you don’t need one you can put kids in because, if you’re really upper class, they’re safely with the governess while small, and then whisked off to boarding school, preferably in Switzerland) and have their women wear tasteless shoes and carry handbags only a rap star should?

I am reminded of that episode in Ab Fab that skewered this rather nicely “I’m a serious collector! What’s it going to be worth in 10 years? Gorgeous darling, gorgeous!”

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