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Albert Bierstadt
Indians Spearfishing
1862
$7,321,000
Christie’s New York
May 21, 2008
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ART MARKET WATCH


May 22, 2008

$348 MILLION AT CHRISTIE’S CONTEMPORARY
Art auctions are the Vampire Theater of Capital, where all-powerful but soulless Money seizes Esthetics in an iron embrace, draining it of blood only to endow it in turn with an otherworldly kind of eternal life. Ah, if only the actual sales had that kind of melodrama.

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