Rufus Bird

Rufus Bird is Rufus Bird, art advisor at Gurr Johns & former Surveyor of the Queen’s works of art

Sotheby’s new fee structure favours the auctioneer

Can the digital age can demystify the art world?

On the forums that bring together dealer and buyer

People are asking why the classic art market has declined — and will it recover?

The auction houses’ love expensive brands

Auction house practices may be distorting the picture