Art Demystified: Art Auctions and Minimum Price Guarantees

artnet News | Henri Neuendorf:

How do auction houses operate today? The reality is that amid greater competition for consignments, auction houses have developed a number of complex financial arrangements to secure top-level works. One such arrangement is a minimum price guarantee. The art auction market today is dominated by two major international players, Sotheby’s and Christie’s… Read more

Image: Auction houses offer collectors minimum prices to win important consignments.
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