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Jonathan T.D. Neil on the post-November art sales analysis, from the Jan & Feb 2015 issue

By Jonathan T.D. Neil

Robert Gober, Three Urinals, 1988. Courtesy Christie’s Images Limited 2014

Nearly $1.5 billion worth of contemporary art changed hands in November, and on cue, the opinion pages rolled out the mindless machinery of whiny decriers – Bendor Grosvenor in the Financial Times most recently – who claim that art has lost its way, that the market is rigged, that it’s a bubble, that it needs regulation, that contemporary art is a hoax, a sham, a fraud. This has been going on for years now, for as long as the contemporary…

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