Could you afford to buy a masterpiece? – BBC News

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You don’t have to deplete millions of pounds to buy an original piece of art.

It’s no longer time notorious reputations who are selling their works. A proliferating number of skill carnivals and online marts want new creators starting out are also able to achieve buyers well beyond their dwelling groceries.

“It’s time a crazy season at the moment, ” reads Alex Rotter, chairman of post-war and contemporary skill at auctioneer residence Christie’s, apologising for his late bawl.

We manage to speak just days before he knocks off the auctioneer house’s New York sale of 26 contemporary art works from husband-and-wife property development duo Jerry and Emily Spiegel.

This kind of single-owner collection “gathered with one breath”, as Mr Rotter describes it, is rare.