Prices That Fly Under The Headlines

Prices That Fly Under the Headlines

Let us, for the moment anyway, dispense with the phrase “record prices” and forget about all the auction frenzy — the $120 million paid for a pastel by Munch; the $106.5 million for an oil painting by Picasso; the $104.3 million for a Giacometti sculpture. These numbers seem more like money in a Monopoly game than reality.

Let us instead explore another, little-told side to the fine art market: those pockets of the art world, or individual artists, that are overlooked and still within the realm of affordability.