This is the way the art world goes. Auction houses say they deal with
only secondary market. Then how come Christie's auctioned Indian movie
star Sri's work directly taken from her which is brand new primary art
work? A few days back Salman Khan's - another movie star - work too was
auctioned in Dubai. May be rules can be flouted if the works are done
I have seen Sri's work as well as Salman's work. They are just ordinary
ones - there is nothing special about them.
Several poor artists who have great talents need help. But these auction
houses are profit oriented & depend on the names of the celebrities
to get profits. Who can tell Christie's & Sotheby's that poor
artists need money to survive in this world? They say nobody buys the
works of these artists without an aura. So artists get name & fame
first for the auction houses to bank on them to get their profits!
You work hard & they get all the money! Forget about rules &