Selling second hand paintings, US style
August 15 2012
You thought Christie's Interior Sales were a place to buy cheap-ish antiques and paintings? Think again. In New York, Christie's 'style and beauty expert' Mary Alice Stephenson says it's all about the experience of 'self-curating':
“Speaking of curated experiences, that’s really what Christie’s Interiors sales are. You can find incredible pieces that fit into different aspects of your life. Right now, the DIY movement informs how so many people approach style and décor, and a big part of that overall philosophy is taking objects that had another use or lived in someone else’s world and incorporating them into your own in a thoughtful, sophisticated way. Many of the works you’ll find here have stories—or are the perfect start to a new story that’s all your own.”
I've looked to see if Christie's has a 'style and beauty expert' in London, but it seems they don't. I guess some things don't translate across the Atlantic. As George Bernard Shaw said, we're 'two nations seperated by a common language'.