Whispering Gallery

Knowledge Is King


Reconnaissance is the name of the game in the art world. And at Christie’s, various teams are researching new strategies for moving money from pockets to profit sheets. In Hong Kong, the big guns from the European offices organized a lunch with a number of galleries dealing regularly with clients located north of Hong Kong’s special economic zone border. The suave Finnish auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen, now Christie’s global president, threw out a riddle of the Chinese economy to the caucus of perplexed gallerists on how mainland clients pay—or…

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