Friday, November 16, 2007

Advice to collectors

As a footnote to our posting on the tyranny of reproduction, as it affects artists like Toss Woollaston, this from our favourite quote source, Sotheby’s Tobias Meyer.
“I think the spectacular painting which already sells itself on the printed page is what you will see being most successful in the market… The physical presence of the work is not the primary stimulant – they (collectors) will want to see it already make a lot of impact on the printed page.” - A Fool For Art by Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker 12 November 2007.
Image: Tobias Meyer selling a legible image.