Recently, I finally got the last of the books out of cartons and onto the shelves in my Brooklyn loft: well over 200 boxes of books, some 700 running feet of shelves. I really don’t want to move again for quite a while.
Among the books I unpacked, sorted and shelved was a slender volume Read More
After decades of pristine respectability, Christie’s and Sotheby’s are as disgraced as dowagers in a paddy
wagon. Investigated by the U.S. Justice Department for a commission-fixing conspiracy, Christie’s has turned state’s
evidence, The top management at Sotheby’s has resigned. And the owner of Phillips, the third-largest house, is
sniffing around Sotheby’s. Is there no reserve Read More