Would you bid $84 million on this painting?

A storied auction house's first virtual auction brought home the Bacon

Jul 02, 2020 | Current events
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The art world was full of unease(l)

...in the lead-up to Sotheby's first-ever "hybrid" auction of fine art held on June 29th and 30th. For the first time in the auction house's history, a live-streaming auctioneer in London received virtual bids from around the world across a series of CNN-style screens. The new, COVID-friendly format...

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