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Antony Gormley
Angel of the North
1996
$5,360,370
Christie's London
Oct. 14, 2011
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FRIEZE WEEK CONTEMPORARY AUCTIONS
by Emily Nathan



Thanks to Occupy Wall Street, people everywhere are turning against the super-rich in a dramatic demonstration of public conscience. The last thing the art world needs, then, is headlines tying it to the oligarchic 1% (whose gut feeling for symbols of sophistication, i.e. artworks, fuels our vigorous art economy). So what the hell is up with Sotheby's idiotic lock-out of its art handlers union, now entering its third month?

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