It’s nice to know that even in at the high end of the art market, there’s still a little headroom for condescension. In this case, Bloomberg lets a London dealer sniff about his £100m show of German Expressionist art being sold by Benedict Solverman:
The works are being shown by the 22 Bond Street dealer Richard Nagy and will be sold privately next year to fund literacy programs. “It’s a collection for connoisseurs, rather than auction buyers,” says Nagy, explaining why Silverman, who has been a customer for 20 years, decided to sell privately. […]
- Schiele’s 1918 allegory “The Round Table,” showing the short-lived painter sharing a symbolic “last supper” with artist friends, has a U.K. valuation of 30 million pounds.
- Otto Dix’s 1923 painting “Self-Portrait with a Model” will be priced at about 18 million pounds.
- Gustav Klimt’s 1911 posthumous portrait “Ria Munk,” depicting an Austrian industrialist’s daughter who committed suicide at the age of 24, is valued about 15 million pounds.