Thursday, January 5, 2006

Use Art Auctions To Schmooze With The Rich And Famous

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An art reporter is giving the scoop on how average Joes can mingle with the rich and famous through art.

Robert J. Hughes, author of the new novel Late and Soon (Avalon), a fictional story about a female art specialist, has some not-so-fictional advice for folks who want to rub elbows with the rich and famous.

Hughes, who writes about art for the Wall Street Journal says auctions are the place to mingle with the rich because auctions are open to everyone.

Hughes says buyers aren’t always celebrities, but they may be well-to-do in the art world.

When you see someone bidding high, don’t be fooled. As Hughes explains, the person waving the paddle is often an art advisor bidding for his client sitting next to him.

If you want to ingratiate yourself with the rich folk, Hughes says try striking up a conversation and breaking the ice with something like, “Do you have an interest in early Cezanne too?”

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