Art Auction Excitement
Chris-toby's are whipping up plenty of excitement in the art world with some big names being auctioned off over the coming couple of weeks. The dollars that pass through the two big auction houses in the next two weeks would nearly eliminate world poverty, but it's still fun to watch from the sidelines.
Goldmine of art set for auction
"NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than half a billion dollars worth of paintings and sculptures, led by a $40 million (22 million pound) Gauguin, will be up for bids in Sotheby's and Christie's annual fall sales starting as owners try to capitalize on a bullish art market.
A $25 million Modigliani and $15 million canvasses by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol will also hit the block during the two-week auctions in New York, which start on Wednesday."