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The Making of Anna Weyant, Art’s Hot New Superstar

On Thursday evening, a flurry of glamorous spectators clutching programs and flutes of champagne settled into their seats on the seventh floor of Sotheby’s, waiting for the show to begin. With five international flags affixed above the main entrance, the auction house’s New York headquarters looks rather like an embassy, but busts rather than bureaucrats …

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The Art World ‘Mystery Buyers’ Who Spend Big and Stay Secret

The contemporary art market has kicked into overdrive over the last couple of decades, with fresh innovations warping the playing field every five minutes. But since the art market as we know it first came to be, one phenomenon has endured as common practice: buyer anonymity. This week, Christie’s made headlines when the auction house …

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