In the second episode - 'Thrill of the Chase' - the auctions are just three weeks away. Christie's auction first, and they are about to close off their seven-week collection period so the catalogue can make it to the printer in time. Deutscher-Menzies has less than two weeks left to find $2 million worth of paintings.
Looks at the huge increase in investment buyers who have entered the art market as Christie's and Deutscher-Menzies organise their preview hangings for the upcoming auctions. Now the catalogues are out, they must find buyers for their six million dollar sales.
Christie's have finished their preview and are setting up for the auction on tonight's final episode of Art House. Sotheby's auction the previous night had mixed results and David Cook is unsure how this will affect the Christie's auction.
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