David Norman, formerly head of the Impressionist and Modern department at Sotheby’s, and Brooke Lampley, formerly the head of the same department at Christie’s (and scheduled to join Sotheby’s in 2018,) get together to discuss the results of the Impressionist and Modern art auctions in May of 2017.
From the stunning performance of a number of sculptures to the quandary of Monet’s results to the use of guarantees and mix of lots in the Evening sales, Norman and Lampley offer their insights into the sometimes opaque bidding.
The buyers of Impressionist and Modern art are changing. Their approach and objectives are different from the way in which buyers in the category used to see Impressionist and Modern art. Lampley and Norman illuminate these shifting trends.