Art of the Collectors IV – Curators Talk

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Curators Talk: Myrtis Bedolla shares her perspective on current trends in the art market, what makes art valuable and the role of the gallerist.

The Exhibition

Art of the Collectors IV features works from private collections created by prominent African and African American artists.
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The World’s Most Expensive Paintings

Talk also included a viewing of the BBC documentary The World’s Most Expensive Painting which addresses provenance.

The basic structure was a chart-style rundown of the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold at auction, with a top three consisting entirely of works by Picasso. The stories of the individual sales were fascinating enough in themselves – even if most of the buyers were unavailable for interview (not least because they don’t want us to know who they are). Taken as a whole, though, the program added up to a lot more than that.

By James Walton, The Telegraph, UK, July, 2011