You cannot own Christo’s projects, you can only experience them. Some people don’t understand why he spent 18 million dollars on a project that lasted only 16 days. After experiencing the floating piers, I think I understand.
Why on earth do people buy art? For love? For money? As an academic researcher on the subject of art collecting, I frequently witness misconceptions that people have about art collectors. Read on for some examples….
Don’t you wonder what makes them wander? At least four times a year art collectors flock to the big art fairs – this weekend their private jets are clogging up Miami airport. Why are art fairs so attractive? Read on…
Is it worth being a celebrity? Ask Eric Clapton! Yesterday he sold his watch for 3.4 million dollars. Last month Sotheby’s auctioned a painting by Gerhard Richter from his collection. It sold for 34 million dollars. Why do people pay more for objects owned by celebrities?
If I were asked to give this decade a title – without hesitation I would name it “The contemporary art revolution”.
In this decade all records were broken and it seems that all the fundamental parameters that determined the prices of the art market were disrupted.
Are private collection shows indeed an insult to scholars and curators? An important part of having a collection is showing it to others.Therefore, these collection shows should be seen as a gift to the public – even if there is some vanity here – look at the bright side and run to see the trophies – This may be your only chance..