Posted by Andrew Swait on 04/01/2016
IAIN BRUNT – JUNE EVENING SALES
Iain Brunt is an Impressionist art advisor based in Geneva and London. Founder of www.antiques.co.uk and www.gonemodern.com, he has also just launched www.chatartnow.com
What were your strongest impressions of the recent evening sales?
Each auction has its stronger works which is the strategy of the auction houses. Every year sees new works some to the market and now some lesser known artists who were not allowed in the past are appearing which attracts new buyers looking to start collecting. Many works now have gone to such high price levels that it is impossible for new buyers to begin.
There are many new private buyers, investment firms, and museums attracting strong bids. Classic star lots such as the Monet Irises will always cause excitement at Christies London but its new works that appear for the first time on the market that creates the strongest interest.