May 16, 2012

Sotheby's Auction

On Wednesday May 9th, I had the chance to do something out of the ordinary. I attended the art auction at Sotheby’s where Roy Lichtenstein’s painting, Sleeping Girl” sold for 44.9 million dollars. It was the night after “The Scream” sold for 120 million dollars. To say I was out of place is an understatement. I was asked to go at the last second and said yes. There was no way I was dressed properly but my friend didn’t care. Wearing a beat up old Carhardt jacket, which was all frayed and faded with plenty of holes, jeans and my work boots, I stood out from the pack. I think most people there, thought I was an electrician on standby in case the lights went out. It was very exciting though. I’ve been to plenty of horse races but this was much better. You could feel the tension as the bids rose higher and bidders would drop out when the price got too high and then only the 2 final bidders would play a game of chicken to see who would blink first. I know one thing is for sure, my work will never generate this kind of frenzy. All you have to do is go to my Etsy store. Click purchase. Pay the 35 bucks and I send you a print. No one even slams a gavel at the end. You bid against yourself, you win and the print is yours.

22 comments:

Moish said...

How about some sort of app that when someone orders one of your prints on Etsy a squirrel with a gavel will come on the screen & say "going 3 times...SOLD!"

kane said...

Now you're talkin.

Under the willow tree - Elaine said...

What a great Blog you have. I burst out laughing the way you described yourself at the Sotherby auction...great!
I also thought it was funny to have a squirrel following me on my blog : )
Be welcome!

perduliar said...

someday, your artwork will be in Sotherby too. Remember my words :)

kane said...

Not next week.

MISS TALBET said...

Sounds like a great deal buy for 35 bucks and sell it for 50 mil one day...

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