Comments on: The four rules of writing about art auctions http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/04/the-four-rules-of-writing-about-art-auctions/ 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: MichaelSavage http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/04/the-four-rules-of-writing-about-art-auctions/comment-page-1/#comment-48759 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:25:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22831#comment-48759 Two more: avoid generalising from tiny samples, and adjust for the premium. Journalists often report that a lot sold for ‘low estimate’ when the sale price includes an extra 1/3 premium. These are great rules. I’ve elaborated and applied here: http://grumpyarthistorian.blogspot.co.uk  /2013/12/how-to-write-about-auctions-ol d-master.html

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