New York's March Sales with Christie's Sara Friedlander and LiveArt's George O'Dell
- Publication Date |
- Mar 17, 2023
- Episode Duration |
Sara Friedlander, a deputy Chairman at Christie’s who styles herself and “art merchant,” joins LiveArt’s George O’Dell to discuss the first New York sales of 2023. The auction calendar is anchored by the May & November sales in New York but the rest of the year is a free-for-all of sales.
On a year-over-year basis, the New York Contemporary art sales were up in dollar volume due to presence of two single-owner sales but down only slightly on a like-for-like basis. Sara points out that she has never seen the primary market so strong which makes her wonder who are the new names that auctioneers should be bringing to market.
Meanwhile, on the secondary market, sales are heavily dependent upon estimates. Bidders are reacting to perceived value. George and Sara talk about the market for Cecily Brown, Albert Oehlen, Shara Hughes, Leon Polk Smith, Bob Thompson and together they plot a Richard Estes show to spearhead the return of Photorealism to market favor.