The head of a water buffalo, a blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol and various polo awards are among the trophies with which Peter Brant has decorated the library in his Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion. Only that isn’t where I am or what I’m seeing.
In “Modern British Sculpture” at the Royal Academy , there hangs a little work by an artist named Urs Fischer . “Untitled” (2000) consists of half an apple screwed to half a pear, suspended from a thread.
A 1905 Maurice de Vlaminck landscape owned by hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen could sell for as much as $25 million at Christie’s International this week, more than double the artist’s $10.8 million auction record.
Private collectors have become more powerful than dealers and museums in influencing the art market, according to Adam Lindemann , the man who in 2007 briefly made Jeff Koons the world’s most expensive living artist.