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“Sotheby’s Drudgery”: My Storify on a Contemporary Art Sale Short on Excitement

Last night’s Contemporary Art sale at Christie’s, headlined by a certain very non-contemporary religious painting, was a hard act for Sotheby’s to follow. It did interpose its own anomalous lot to jazz things up—a red Ferrari.

For the most part, though, the offerings tonight were less than spectacular and the bidding was mostly slow. The action was more lively for the newer artists than for the same old auction stalwarts.

Here’s my Twitter account of the action (and inaction) at Sotheby’s Contemporary sale:

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