The Economist usually has good coverage of the art market. This week’s report on the Impressionist and Modern sales in London identifies the buyer of the Manet self portrait as a Middle Eastern museum.
Unfortunately, the rest of the report contains some errors that sap the magazine of any authority on the subject:
The Bond Street auctioneer drew a stellar crowd that included Laurence Graff, a British jeweller specialising in huge diamonds, and Larry Gagosian, an influential New York art dealer who rarely appears in person at auctions.“
Stooping, Not Conquering (The Economist)