The art world must do more to support experts

APOLLO | Thomas Marks:

The likely closure of Christie’s South Kensington (CSK), which was mooted by the auction house in early March while the contemporary sales were still spurting in London, has been met with widespread disappointment by collectors, art dealers, and curators – indeed by almost anyone with an interest in the fine and decorative arts, including many current and former employees of Christie’s. Writing for Apollo online – where I urge you to read her article – Susan Moore describes how ‘the move smacks of corporate short-termism as well as hubris [and Christie’s] putting all its eggs in one or two baskets – modern and contemporary art.’… Read more