That’s Alistair Sooke, the Telegraph’s critic, appearing in a video about the Degas and Ballet exhibition at London’s Royal Academy. Sooke’s colleague, Colin Gleadell, guides interested parties down the street to a gallery where they can buy some of Degas’s related works:
If the Degas exhibition at the Royal Academy whets the appetite, viewers do not have far to go to get advice on buying the artist’s work. Two minutes’ walk away in Cork Street, the Browse & Darby Gallery opens an exhibition tomorrow in which half of the works are for sale. The gallery has a long association with the Degas market. One of its founders, the late Lillian Browse, a trained ballet dancer, wrote the definitive book on Degas’s dancers, in 1949. Now run by Joshua Darby, whose father, William, had been in partnership with Lillian, the gallery continues its tradition of expertise in Degas’s work. Roughly 20 of these will be on show, ranging from monotype prints priced at £35,000 to a study for the pastel, Deux Danseuses in the Chicago Institute of Art, priced at £350,000 and a bronze “arabesque” in the region of £400,000. The auction record for a Degas bronze is £13 million for one of the 14-year-old dancers that wears a tutu, while the best pastels of dancers have fetched as much as £23 million.
Degas’s Works On Sale in Cork Street (Telegraph)