The Economist interrupted a rather run-of-the-mill article to offer this valuation of the Frances Lasker Brody estate that Sotheby’s is said to be getting the upper hand in gaining:
The Brody sale is said to be valued at $100m-150m. The star works include an important Picasso of a reclining woman, dating from 1932, and another Giacometti sculpture, “Tête de Diego”. The Brodys were Los Angeles gentry, philanthropists, collectors and founding benefactors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. A. Quincy Jones built them a modernist masterpiece in Holmby Hills, above the city, with a courtyard decorated with a ceramic-tile mural made specially by Matisse. The sale would include 20-30 additional works and have its own catalogue. Nice work, if you can get it.
Breaking A Sweat (Economist)