Round table debate: The price is right

In an increasingly complex marketplace, how should auctioneers and dealers charge for their services?

This week we’re highlighting an issue that is common ground for dealers and auctioneers: how to charge for art market services and expertise in the modern era. The topic of our latest round table was inspired by a story relayed to ATG last year by one auctioneer. As the auctioneer walked the carpeted halls of a major London fair, he spotted a picture his auction house had sold months before. At auction, it had fetched a satisfying £36,000. Now reframed and cleaned, ...