ART MARKET WATCH
Sept. 11, 2007
The billion-dollar question for the art world is whether the looming economic slowdown will affect prices for fine art, and the curious got a chance to draw their own conclusions when Christie’s New York
held its day-long "First Open" sale on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2007. The twice-yearly sale, designed to lure newer collectors with more sprightly offerings, is widely thought of as an indicator of what is to come at the all-important fall auctions -- though uncertain times had pundits debating even this.