James Tarmy discovers that the Zombies are very much alive and thriving:
Phillips, which specializes in bringing just this type of young artist to auction, dominated the field, which had 29 lots by artists under 1980, not including buy-ins and withdrawn lots.
At Sotheby’s, 20 works by artists born after 1980 went up for sale. A decent 14 of those sold, with 10 selling above their high estimate.
Christie’s numbers were slightly smaller, with 12 works by artists in the category. Astonishingly, all of them sold, with eight selling well above their high estimates.
The Babies of the 1980s Are Taking Over the Art Market (Bloomberg Business)