Last night’s sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi for $450,312,500 at Christie’s New York was a triumph – but of what, precisely? The astonishing price – more than double the previous record for a work of art sold at auction, and presumably the most expensive work of art ever – is certainly a tribute to the ingenuity and hard work of the auction house’s staff across the globe.
Sometimes lost treasures are to be found in the most obvious of places. Only last year, a Shakespeare First Folio was discovered in the library of Mount Stuart – a great Scottish house built by the bibliophile 3rd Marquess of Bute, reputedly the richest man in the world. Now, Antonio Canova’s documented but otherwise unknown marble bust of Joachim Murat has come to light – in the house of his direct descendants, the Princes Murat.
Last October’s inaugural TEFAF New York Fall was, according to its managing director Michael Plummer, ‘a real nail-biter’. It could also be described as a real game changer. ‘We knew that the build was going to be difficult because it was so ambitious and we did not have enough time, but we had no idea we would be cutting it so close,’ he admits.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".