Art: No Biz Like Art Biz

"Art—Great Art that is—can be the most lucrative investment in the world." Thus FORTUNE in its current issue sums up the booming art markets of Paris, London and Manhattan (TIME, Jan. 10 et seq.). In the past decade, favored French impressionists have quadrupled in value and the hottest moderns have increased ten times; old masters are now almost beyond price. In all, sales this year in auction rooms and galleries will reach $65 million. Can the bull market keep up the pace? Says FORTUNE: "The long-range answer seems to be that it can—and...

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