Charles Saatchi-“Art is no investment”

“I know very little about contemporary art but have £1,000 to invest. Any advice?” When Charles Saatchi was asked this in an interview in ‘The Independent’, he responded: “Premium bonds. Art is no investment unless you get very, very lucky, and can beat the professionals at their game. Buy something you really like that will…

Poets, Artists and the Market

A long must read from John Perreault’s diary about his recent experiences in Denver.Click here. Perreault is part of an exhibit that opened this past weekend at The LAB of art and ideas at Belmar. In Plain Sight: Street Works and Performances 1968-1971. Check out the BLAB for photos from the opening. Perreault is a…

Is art the new gold?

The anxiety continues to build. What will happen at the Frieze art fair? How will the fall auctions go? Does the economic impact on Main Street affect the gallery district? Is art a good investment? And does it really matter? Sarah Thornton writes a great piece in the UK Telegraph here. My favorite comment comes…