New York, New York
December 5, 2002
Sotheby's, located on 72nd and York Ave., is now the biggest auction house in New York City, and newly refurbished! The building itself is worth a glance; built entirely out of glass, in new-wave Bauhaus construction. Once inside, there are two flat screen computers, giving info as to what is being exhibited on each floor that day, as well as when the auctions are being held. Go directly to the 10th floor. Here is the main exhibition space. Browse through the art, and hey!, if you like something ask the guard about it. (He may let you take a closer look at the piece.) And if you’re dying to have a piece, yes, they are for sell. Proceed directly to the 7th floor. From here to the ground floor, there is an escalator, which you may leisurely take down. And if you see an auction going on, sit and watch for a bit. It’s exciting to live vicariously through your neighbors. Just don’t look at the auctioneer when you scratch your nose!
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