New York Auctions bad, but could have been worse

At Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art on Nov. 11, only 43 of the 63 lots sold for a total of $125 million. Presale forecasts predicted a minimum of $202 million in sales.

Contemporary art stars plunge to earth, AFP

Contemporary art sale at Sotheby’s nets $125 million, International Herald Tribune

Sotheby’s contemporary art sale defies worst fears, Reuters

Here’s a link to a great image of a Roy Lichtenstein that sold that night from

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