I witnessed first hand the power of a live auction here in Santa Fe Friday night.
D and I toured the pre-auction works for the charity event twice before the day of the auction, picked a work we loved and agreed just how high we would go during the bidding and we even shook on it! Well, a little Champagne, male testosterone and a some guy from Chicago waving his number in the air like a wild man and the next thing you know, budget be damned! I want to win! We men are such an easy target.
So, we now have a new painting scheduled for delivery in the coming weeks.
Oh, someone got an absolute steal of a Ed Ruscha work for under $35K.