With auction houses in the news following record-breaking sales, I sat down with Ralph Taylor, Global Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Bonhams, to discuss how the contemporary art market is shaping up for 2018. Are auction houses getting too close to emerging artists and damaging their careers through speculative sales? How difficult is it to lure young collectors into the unfamiliar world of the saleroom? And how can an auction house like Bonhams compete with the big two of Sotheby’s and Christie’s in this competitive field?
You can listen to our conversation here:
Thomas Marks is the editor of Apollo. Bonhams sponsored the Apollo Awards 2017