Larry Gagosian hung on longer than most, taking his leave during lot 81 (a pedestrian Monet being sold by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art); he took home Picasso's Homme a la pipe for $16.8 million perhaps for a new Russian client. Christie's owner Francois Pinault stayed the course, looking down on the sale from a skybox window where he could be seen leaning into an outstretched arm as if he were trying to make a move on someone.
In other news:
Paul Goldberg on the new New Museum of Contemporary Art building
Richard Lacayo on a MoMA extension
Art you didn't know you needed - portraits of muttniks