Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Arts (MA)
This paper addresses the question of how deviations between expected and actual art auction results impact the auction guarantees made within an artist’s market and among multiple artists, and whether those impacts can be identified and quantified. To do so, I use a theoretical pricing model based on datasets of historical auction records going back to the earliest available date for a specific artist but no further than 2010. I find that, in comparing the model’s expected and actual results to empirical price deviations at auction, we can identify and quantify the impact of those deviations on guarantees.
Krasnick, Nathan, "Re-thinking Risk Management of Auction House Guarantees and Third-Party Irrevocable Bids" (2021). MA Theses. 77.