Michael Perchenko (collector, director of the gallery, The Old Masters:
"... The professionals, for example, evokes a smile, when the proud new Russian says:
I still buy at Sotheby's and Christie's. "In fact, the world's leading auction do not exist for buyers - only to dealers, art dealers. The market there is very structured. After all, in fact, the auction is not responsible for the product sold. He selling things, based on their point of view - as they write in the directories "within its own jurisdiction." or on paper, with which the product comes, or - in the opinion of the man who brought it up for sale. For serious buyer is not enough. A trader by purchasing a painting at Sotheby's, conducts her research. And, if it says - yes, this is the author - that is responsible. First, reputation, and secondly, money. One or two puncture - a small little world. You can not imagine themselves, with what speed reaches gossip from Paris to Moscow and from Moscow - in New York. That is - a private dealer, the owner of a large, good picture, has no room for error. He has the right to "vparivanie." selling, as a rule not very expensive paintings, he said: "I think that this is the author." So it costs to buyers, which he was not very interesting. If he communicates with "their" buyer - it is better not work, it is better not to sell now , for which there is any doubt. For her, there are many other people. And now imagine: the auction room and sit 250 professionals - burns, cynical. And that, they will Luohu cheap to buy a masterpiece? "Yes, he would buy them or what they absolutely do not need, or the price they would drive him to such heights that it would be cheaper to apply to the same dealer
. For specialists, the words "I buy at Sotheby's an indicator of possible early escape from the person - let her buy ...."
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