Scott Reyburn’s New York Times column focuses on the online market keying off Hiscox’s recent report. But there may be something else going on here that’s a product of increased online access but not necessarily a measure of it. That is, there seems to be a surge taking place in the print and multiple market.
Picasso’s ceramics are everywhere and selling out everywhere they sell. The growth of low-margin feeder services like Invaluable, eBay and Artsy seems to be contributing to access and exposure. Sotheby’s and Phillips saw strong print sales last month but not a dramatic rise in overall volume beyond the previous range of sale totals.
Here’s Reyburn on the phenomena:Continue Reading