NPR has a brief story on Simon de Pury’s new memoir, The Auctioneer. In the story, ArtNews’s Nate Freeman makes a strange comment given the growing number of auction houses growing in the so-called middle market:
It will always be Sotheby’s and Christie’s. They are just so cutthroat against each other that it’s very hard for a third house to break in to that very, very fierce rivalry between the two of them. And I think at a certain point, Simon realized that.
Mick Jagger’ Of Auctions Recalls Life In High End Art Trade (NPR)