Roberta Smith Has the Last Word on Hirst, the Auction and the Market
Offering a post-mortem of the Sotheby’s sale, Roberta Smith says:
But beyond the spectacle that is Mr. Hirst’s art, life and career, none of it means much. The auction’s success doesn’t even say a lot about the non-Hirst part of the art market, although everyone in it was glad the sale didn’t fail.
Read the rest of the story, it’s worth it.
After the Roar of the Crowd, an Auction Post-Mortem (New York Times)