Art Market Watch
NEW YORK AUCTIONS OF AMERICAN ART
by Jessica Mizrachi
Totals of $27.2 million at Christie’s and $34.8 million at Sotheby’s sales of American art.
“Diverse” is a good way to describe the typical offerings at the auction-house sales of American art at Christie’s and Sotheby’s, where works by Georgia O’Keeffe are sold alongside those of Maxfield Parrish and George Inness. At the American art sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York last week, demand was for the most part concentrated on paintings from the first half of the 20th century.