Interview with an art baron
Post #1287 • February 2, 2009, 7:10 AM • 30 Comments
I think the market will become more consolidated, more serious, and the people who remain will do so because they truly love and want to support art. Collectors are defying the conventional wisdom that you shouldn't buy art in difficult times. For them, this is exactly the time to buy. It's a commitment test. If you're in it now, you're not in it for the money.
Sounds like something we could take advantage of. But hold on:
You can't expect a conservative program to succeed because that entails appealing to the lowest common denominator. The only thing that can succeed is something that's unique, something that collectors only have one chance to buy because there's only one like it.
Oh well - after all, he has illusions of progressiveness to sell.