Posted 3 years 39 days ago ago by Gary Sullivan 1 Comments
The world has a brand new record for the highest price ever paid for a work of art: $250 million! I wish that the new record was for an Early American tall case clock or a piece of Boston Queen Anne furniture. Alas, it was not. The record price was paid for a painting, which is not surprising given the tremendous numbers that fly around in the high end art market. I hope that some day the world will realize that the under appreciated masterpieces of American furniture are every bit as beautiful as two dimensional art. For now, Early American furniture collectors have opportunities to buy the highest form of their “art” at much more reasonable prices than do the painting collectors. Here is the story from Antiques And Fine Art News:
3 years 18 days ago
You wrote 250 thousand, do I get a banjo clock for spotting typo? Seriously, love your web site and your beautiful pieces of art. If I had 250 million to spend I would try and clean you out!