Heart on his sleeve, collector, writer, and entrepreneur Adam Lindemann tells Sotheby’s Alex Rotter, that, although he sold it for a timely world-wide record price of almost $24 million dollars, he “misses the hanging heart.”
Jeff Koons, at the 2010 Whitney Gala and Studio Party, listing the “influences” for his latest oil paintings and marble works : “Dali, Manet, Velazquez, Titian, you know… DaVinci, Praxiteles.”
“90 percent of all public sculpture is bad because it’s chosen by committees and bureaucrats…no one even knows what public art should do anymore.”
– Jerry Saltz
“Minimal art—let’s face it—is a bore.”
Writing for the Villiage Voice: David Zwirner’s ‘Primary Atmospheres’ Is California Sweet
David Zwirner says:
There’s one misconception that wherever there is money, there’s an art market. Dubai was always an overrated market. They need a certain level of intellectual discourse and aesthetic dialogue. They need institutions and to come to terms with their censorship—and then eventually, maybe, they’ll get an art world.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.
We are no longer collecting art, we are buying individuals.
Why do people think artists are special? It’s just another job.
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
Promotion and perception are synonymous twins of art marketing.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
“Get them into debt … Get them to buy lots of houses, … get expensive habits and expensive girlfriends and expensive wives.”
~ Mary Boone (on how to get artists to produce)
“Do you like adolescent entertainment? Do you have the mentality of a teenager? Do you find Cézanne a bit overrated? If the answer is yes, yes and yes, then I don’t know what to do with you. You are a childish philistine literalist. Get down to Bonhams (one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques) next Tuesday for their first-ever dedicated sale of “street art” – this is the experience for you.”
~ Matthew Collings (January 28, 2008 in a review for TIMES ONLINE)