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 Fine Art Meets Big Business at Sotheby’s

It should come as no surprise that accessing fine art often comes at a price, and a pretty steep one we might add. There are very few museums that offer free admission on a regular basis, and paying for art, particularly rare pieces, can quite literally cost collectors millions. It was the late pop artist […]

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The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold Reveals A Great Divide In the Art World

When Francis Bacon’s 1969 painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was purchased for an astounding $142.4 million at Christie’s last week, it became the single most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. In the aftermath of this historic art sale, a complicated, philosophical paradox emerges: on the one hand, it is remarkable that […]

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