Christopher Mason

  1. She Can’t Be BoughtYou want a Mehretu? A Hirst? A Koons? Fat chance. A much-watched lawsuit is exposing the painful truth of this overheated market: It takes m […]
  2. Master ClassToo much beige: interior decorator Albert Hadley has some strong words for young designers.
  3. The LoyalistA friend defends a friend.
  4. Bidding Wars: Go Ask AliceJust as disgraced Sotheby’s and Christie’s are contending with the machinations of Phillips and its new multi-billionaire owner, Bernard Arnault […]
  5. Bidding Wars: Phillips Scores Star GavelerWord that Phillips, the upstart auction house bankrolled by French luxury-goods billionaire Bernard Arnault, has lured Geneva-based art dealer S […]
  6. Social Justice: Artful DodgersWhile the Sotheby’s scandal’s endgame commenced officially with Dede Brooks’s guilty plea and accusation of former chairman Al Taubman on Octobe […]
  7. A Bid Too FarAggressive auction houses are making a grab for a bigger slice of the art pie, especially the piping-hot contemporary market. Can dealers compet […]
  8. Prix Fixe?The price-fixing scandal embroiling the world’s two most venerable auction houses is more than indecorous – it might mean actual jail time. And […]
  9. A Cool Hand and a Keno EyeTalk about great performances: Antiques Roadshow has become public TV’s top-rated program and made stars of dealers Leigh and Leslie Keno […]