Last month I posted about the controversy surrounding the auction of Diane Arbus photos at Phillips'. Bayo Ogunsanya asked Brooklyn Federal Court to stop the sale, saying he had, in effect, been robbed by their true value by Robert Langmuir, a dealer who bought the photos from him. That post got a lot of comments, some heated.
Yesterday, I stopped by to view the exhibition. Phillips employees were setting up chairs for the 7:00 auction.
Did someone swoop in with a fantastic offer Phillips could not refuse? Does that even happen in the auction world? Or has Ogunsanya been successful in stopping the sale? The auction house and attorneys are not returning phone calls. Stay tuned.