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Yesterday I went to Sotheby’s as I had read in the NYTimes on Friday about several exhibitions they were having of Impressionist and 19th Century European Art, most of which had been in private collections and therefore not available to the public. (The auction actually takes place this evening.)

It was like being in several of the world’s best museums at the same time – and FREE! Just about all of the major artists were represented - Monet, Manet, Renoir, El Greco, Ernst, Munch, Dali, Picasso, Pollack and many, many more.

All of the items had notes indicating what the expected auction price would be. The most expensive was a Jackson Pollack at $20million. A good percentage of the pieces were expected to bring between $1million and $5million but there were many at $10million+ and a handful at below $500,000.

Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s (as well as other major auction houses) have these exhibitions for several days before big sales.

In addition to the great art, it was great to people-watch as many of the potential buyers were there as well.

Christina

[cross-posted to the Baby Boomers Board]
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