November 17, 2006 - Artforum - at the auctions
November 17, 2006 at the auctions

(LEFT) Photo: David Velasco (CENTER) Photo: Linda Yablonsky (RIGHT) Photo: David Velasco

HAVE YOU SCENE & HERD? at the auctions


11.17SARAH THORNTON at Christies

The large sums commanded a respectful silence, but when the hammer came down at $24.2 million ($27 million with the buyers premium), the room erupted in chatter so loud that you could barely hear the increments of the next lot. It was a world auction record not only for the artist, but also for any postwar work of art

11.15SARAH THORNTON at Sothebys

The laughs about last nights less-than-spectacular Contemporary Art Evening at Sothebys started a couple of weeks ago when the auction house spammed the art world with a guided video tour of the sales highlights, hosted by its star auctioneer and worldwide head of contemporary art, Tobias Meyer READ ON

11.14Linda Yablonsky on John Currin at Gagosian

I really wanted to hate this stuff, one painter confessed. But I dont hate it. In fact, I love it. The size queens had a field day comparing everything from rumps to reputations. Someone insisted that Jeff Koons was so jealous that Currin had pulled off such a rub-your-face-in-it triumph that he had to leave

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