Tracking The Mystery Bidder

Last Wednesday, a single bidder at an art auction at Sotheby’s in New York spent a whopping $95.2 million for a Picasso portrait, and more than $102 million overall. This would be big news under any circumstances, but what really has the art world buzzing is the fact that no one seems to know who the buyer is, despite the fact that his photograph has been published worldwide. “Those who sat near him at the auction said that they were convinced that he sounded Russian. There were also clues to support that theory… Officially, Sotheby’s is declining to comment, but its executives were obviously caught off guard the night of the auction.”