Alternate title: The Lux edition
The G-man leapt to his feet at the end of his Gothic lecture
last night and then hot-tubed it to Bond Street for…..
Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art preview
The sale is today
Art collecting is the ultimate status symbol nowadays
Whereas anyone with £250,000 to spare can buy a Bentley
There will only be one lucky owner of Monet’s…………..
Le Grand Canal (English translation: The Grand Canal)…..
…..a view of a couple of gondolas bobbing around in Venice
…..if you can outbid all the other hopefuls…..
…..Oh, and you have the little matter of £20,000,000 to
£30,000,000 (estimate) to pay for it
On top of which you have to tip Sotheby’s between £2,400,000
and £3,600,000 for the privilege of letting you buy it
Sotheby’s call this tip ‘the buyer’s premium’
Then what about a little bit of sapphic splendour ?
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