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Michael Plummer comments on the Theodore Forstmann Collection for sale at Sotheby’s.

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Inch for inch, Picasso’s work has appreciated more consistently than that of any other artist. A study by Artvest Partners of New York in September 2010 took five notable Picassos and calculated their compound annual growth rate as ranging between 15.88 and 30.23 per cent.

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“Sotheby’s did an excellent job in pulling off a successful sale in an unsettled time,” said Michael Plummer of art investment advisory Artvest Partners, “but you can’t separate the two auctions—it’s all one market. There is a sensitivity [right now], and confidence is easily lost.”

Amidst rumors that Picasso’s 1905 Garçon à la Pipe is for sale, we thought it would be interesting to speculate how the current market would react to the painting, which had a 6-year reign as the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. The market for paintings by Picasso, in terms of both […]

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