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Eric Fischl
Boy's Toys (Bedroom Still Life)
1981
bought in
est. $400,000-$600,000
Sotheby's New York
May 10, 2005
RICHARD POLSKY ARCHIVES

ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky 5/26/05
Some post-auction thoughts for spring 2005.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky 5/9/05
Signs of stability in the spring contemporary art sales in New York.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky 4/14/05
Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick is a "buy."


ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky 3/10/05
Works by San Francisco Photorealist Robert Bechtle are a relative bargain.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky 2/28/05
Uncertain prospects at auction for works by Christo & Jeanne Claude.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 12/23/04
A year-end roundup of top performers in the contemporary art market.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 11/8/04
The fall contemporary sales -- no mistakes allowed.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 4/23/04
Reflections on the Los Angeles blue-chip and secondary markets.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 4/9/04
Why some artists don't make it big.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 3/18/04
In search of value, and bargains, in contemporary art.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 2/24/04
Collecting sculpture in the 21st century.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 2/6/04
Once again, Julian Schnabel is a "buy."


FAIR SAN FRANCISCO
by Rachael Lorenz-Polsky 1/29/04
A report on the 2004 San Francisco International Art Exposition.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Rachael Lorenz-Polsky 1/14/04
It's time for Diane Arbus.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 11/17/03
The search is on for major works by James Rosenquist.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 10/31/03
Joe Simon and the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 10/22/03
Collectors love John Currin, but is he a keeper?


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 10/10/03
Takashi Murakami, art's latest "must-have" accessory.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 8/21/03
Good deals in contemporary art -- in the upper price range.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 8/8/03
Good deals -- for the deep-pocketed collector.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 7/28/03
Good deals in all price ranges.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 7/15/03
Philip Guston's two careers at auction.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 5/20/03
A roundup of the New York contemporary art auctions.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 5/5/03
Reason for optimism at the May contemporary sales.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 4/3/03
Prices for Andy Warhol paintings find their level.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 3/20/03
Plenty of art (some even for sale) at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 2/4/03
The forgotten legend of Leon Kraushar.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 1/17/03
Keith Haring and the nostalgia for youth.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2003
by Richard Polsky 1/7/03
A surge in the long-dormant market for Robert Indiana.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 11/22/02
Fall contemporary sales have a "value-oriented" happy ending.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 11/8/02
Sotheby's gamble and a few other observations.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 9/30/02
Philip Taaffe’s painting has upside potential.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 9/6/02
Works by Ellsworth Kelly routinely bring $1 million at auction.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 8/27/02
The challenging market for Larry Rivers.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 8/12/02
Will art from the 1980s hold up over time?


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 7/31/02
Trends in the art bazaar.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 11/6/01
The art world gears up for the fall sales in New York.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 9/27/01
The Fall auction market -- now what?


WHAT ART DEALERS REALLY WANT
by Richard Polsky 9/5/01
It's gotta to be the shoes.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 8/24/01
The electrifying art of Dan Flavin.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 8/15/01
The highly salable work of Alex Katz.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 8/8/01
Richard Estes stands alone as the top Photo Realist.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 8/1/01
The Eric Fischl market is stronger than ever.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 7/10/01
The bulls are out for Claes Oldenburg.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 7/3/01
Collectors take a liking to Mel Ramos.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 6/27/01
On the difficulties of being an honest art dealer.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 5/22/01
A special spring post-auction wrap-up.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 5/9/01
A special report on the contemporary auctions in New York this spring.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 5/2/01
Collectors finally catch up with the subtle art of Agnes Martin.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 4/25/01
Robert Gober mesmerizes the market.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 4/18/01
Chuck Close, the art world's universally beloved artist.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 4/11/01
Sean Scully's paintings are difficult not to like. But...


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 3/28/01
Don Judd's work offers the best deal in the art market.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 3/21/01
Cy Twombly's art inspires near-religious devotion.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 3/14/01
Brice Marden rules the market for contemporary painting.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 3/7/01
The mysteries of the David Salle market.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 2/28/01
Richard Diebenkorn gets on the art-auction radar.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 2/22/01
Alexander Calder, the "recession-proof" artist.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 2/14/01
A look at the auction results of Pop artist Jim Dine.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 2/8/01
Robert Rauschenberg's prices are about to take off.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 2/2/01
Jasper Johns, America's greatest living artist.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 1/25/01
Despite its esthetic importance, the work of Frank Stella struggles at auction.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 1/19/01
John Chamberlain's sculpture is rated a "buy."


ART MARKET GUIDE 2001
by Richard Polsky 1/10/01
Growing demand in the Roy Lichtenstein market.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 12/27/00
Tom Wesselmann's floundering auction market.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 12/20/00
What the James Rosenquist market needs to thrive.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 12/13/00
Joseph Cornell, the most undervalued of American artists.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 12/5/00
Damien Hirst, artist for the masses.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 11/27/00
Why the auction market continues to thrive.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 11/13/00
Prepping for the contemporary art sales in New York.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 11/10/00
Ed Ruscha, first artist to make words his primary subject.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 11/2/00
Painter Wayne Thiebaud is overdue for international recognition.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 10/25/00
What has happened to Julian Schnabel's painting?


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 10/19/00
The Sam Francis market is a market that's waiting to explode.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 10/11/00
Cindy Sherman and the secrets of success in fine art photography.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 10/5/00
The baffling but undeniable success of Jeff Koons.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 9/28/00
David Hockney, America's greatest living realist.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 9/21/00
Jean-Michel Basquiat, the most expensive artist of the 1980s.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2000
by Richard Polsky 9/14/00
The $17-million sale of Orange Marilyn energized the Warhol market.


ART MARKET WATCH
by Richard Polsky 8/29/00
Five bargains in the contemporary art market.


ART MARKET WATCH
by Richard Polsky 8/14/00
A "soft landing" for contemporary art?