Dare you buy a Henry Moore on eBay?
Statistics can tell you what to avoid
Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2011
© 2011 The Royal Statistical Society
Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 10–14, March 2011
How to Cite
Gastwirth, J. and Johnson, W. (2011), Dare you buy a Henry Moore on eBay?. Significance, 8: 10–14. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2011.00470.x
- Issue online: 14 MAR 2011
- Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2011
When the rarefied world of modern art sales meets the digital age, almost anything is possible. You, too, can buy a Henry Moore on eBay. But it is risky. The old, high-commission auction-houses have rivals, but you will need statistics to guide you. Joseph Gastwirth and Wesley Johnson tell you where the fakes may be lurking.