Going once, going twice: both artist and commercial genius
Techniques, styles, tastes and choices of subject may have changed since Titian’s day, but the principle remains the same: An artist might be willing to create a series in order to satisfy the wishes of those who want to acquire an 'original'.
The headlines from New York were enthusiastic and left no room for doubt: The autumn auction season produced record revenues. After the megastorm and before the fiscal cliff, Christie’s, the well-known auction house, took pride in the best-ever results in a sale of postwar and contemporary art.
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