Alexandra Peers interviews Sotheby’s Tobias Meyer in the New York Observer:
Which nationalities buy what?
Chinese collectors are drawn to color. They love mature works of Abstract Expressionism but also key works of American Pop artists-and Richter. It’s the color. Not works on paper, due to climate changes. Russian clients love major trophies.
Sigmar Polke. He’s a great buy. When you compare his prices to Gerhard Richter, he’s still underpriced. There’s no complete catalogue raisonné of the artist, and when there will be, people will realize how little there is, so it’s an opportunity. That’s what happened with Warhol, and it happens with catalogue raisonnés.Continue Reading