BNN Bloomberg: A New Database Could Make It Easier to Successfully Invest in Art
BNN Bloomberg: A New Database Could Make It Easier to Successfully Invest in Art. “On the face of it, the database is inside baseball for an already inside crowd. How many people could possibly care who the underbidder was for Balthus’s 1939 Etude pour Portrait de Thérèse in 2005? (That would be the Geneva dealer Marc Blondeau, for anyone counting.) But in digitizing a quarter-century of records, [Josh] Baer has built a powerful tool for sifting data that was once the exclusive purview of dealers, advisers, and auction houses.” As you might imagine, access to this database is not free.