Art Market Watch
MUSINGS ON THE ART MARKET
by Asher Edelman
This month's May auction performances gleaned countless viewers, gawkers, critics and some buyers -- indeed, a sufficient number of buyers to drive the prices of a small number of pictures to new records. The rotation within the small pyramid at the top continued. Munch
entered, a Viking. Prince
exited, a bad joke too many. Basquiat
went back and forth between big prices and no prices. The classics made records; some missed completely.