Art Review: Rembrandt sold, half-off, with his arms akimbo

I watched an original Rembrandt painting sell for $3,000 on Sunday afternoon. Four years ago, it sold at auction for $23 million. I’ll let that sink in for a minute.

You might wonder where I saw this, and the many other similar proceedings I had the privilege of witnessing yesterday. I happened to attend an art and furnishings auction, held at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in downtown St. Petersburg, and hosted by South Atlantic Auctions, of Eustis, an affiliate of Mid-Atlantic Auctions, based in Delaware. The viewing opened at 1 p.m. in the Palms Ballroom and ended at 4 p.m.