The Pulse of the Art World, Mid-Pandemic

(Courtesy Christie's)
Virtual auctions, Easter bunnies, a dancing dean, and ceaseless culture war

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T his week, I’m writing about the for-profit part of the art world and how it’s doing in a health emergency and an economy steamrolled flat by our leaders and opinion makers — you know, the people still getting paychecks as opposed to the 17 million thrown out of work. Judging from a few recent news stories, slices of the not-for-profit art world in New York seem stuck in la-la land. I’ll write about these, too.

I’ve talked to friends at the big New York auction houses and at small ones. The business of buying and selling has slowed since almost all

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