aw-Aww! (in anticipation of Valentines Day)

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.”

screen shot from Adam Lindemann's site

How to Talk About Art: Always throw in a ringer.

Hermes bearing the good person by Praxiteles. Parian marble, H. 2.15 m (7 ft. ½ in.). Archaeological museum of ancient Olympia, Greece. From the German excavations of the Heraion at Olympia, 1877.

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.”

QUOTES of the DAY: while Cat is out Sick

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.
~Rene Ricard
Why do people think artists are special? It’s just another job.
~Andy Warhol

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
~Andy Warhol
Promotion and perception are synonymous twins of art marketing.
~Jack White
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
~Salvador Dali
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
~Edgar Degas
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
~Lucian Freud

Quote of the Day: Mary Boone

“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)

Quote of the Day: Matthew Collings on Street Art

“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)

Quote of the Day

“Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place.”

~Jeff Koons

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