The Easel

6 Market Experts’ Top Takeaways from This Summer’s Virtual Auctions

This year’s marquee mid-year auctions were forced online. It was not the disaster some feared. Plenty was sold and technical innovation made the experience “visually interesting”. If seeing art in the flesh is now optional, the traditional six-month auction cycle may fade. On the other hand, these online auctions were “highly curated”, with carefully selected works in high demand. On balance, it sounds like a backward step for face to face sales.