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Nick Paumgarten and Peter Schjeldahl on the art world.

November 25th, 2013

Episode 349 of 447 episodes

The recent sale at auction of a Francis Bacon triptych for $142.4 million has people talking, including Peter Schjeldahl and Nick Paumgarten. Paumgarten was at the auction, and, in this week's issue, he profiles one of the biggest players in the international art market, David Zwirner. Schjeldahl, the magazine's art critic, has also written about dealers and gallerists. In this week's podcast, they talk about art-market excess with the literary editor of The New Yorkers Web site, Sasha Weiss. Also, a song celebrating Thanksgivukkah.