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What Happens When a Collector Promises to Donate an Artwork and Then Flips It at Auction Instead? It’s More Harmful Than You Think

At Sotheby’s contemporary evening sale in New York on May 19, artist Dana Schutz briefly plunged the salesroom into pandemonium. Civil Planning (2004), one of her riotously colored dreamscapes, sparked such frenzied bidding that it caused preternaturally smooth auctioneer Oliver Barker to visibly flinch. Minutes later, the painting—consigned by … Read entire story.

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