Is art a commodity?

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Gina Fairley

Speculation, flipping, bid rigging and guarantees all serve to bolster the global art market, but at what cost to transparency?

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Auctioning Renoir's 'L'Ombrelle' at Christie's in London (2013). Published Wall Street Journal online; Photo European Pressphoto Agency

About the author

Gina Fairley covers the Visual Arts nationally for ArtsHub. Based in Sydney you can follow her on Twitter @ginafairley and Instagram at fairleygina.