Elizabeth Muir is a lifelong auction house junkie. During her studies at Bard Graduate Center, Muir focused on both nineteenth-century American material culture and contemporary American design. Working at Wright Auction as a research assistant, she had the chance to write and research for both the Irving Harper and Four Seasons sales. She has written and published on topics spanning everything from the early American use of Chinese export porcelain to the quasi-religious imagery in the contemporary films of Matthew Barney. Her secret love continues to be single-owner auction sales, her favorite being the fabulous Bunny Mellon sale.