Monday, July 21, 2008

The long and the short of it

“For a collector – and I mean a real collector, a collector as he ought to be – ownership is the most intimate relationship that anyone can have to objects. Not that they come alive to him; it is he who lives in them.” - Walter Benjamin

“I have at times come across my work at parties in the homes of wealthy people; misplaced and mute as a stuffed bird or bear, it seems to function there as a trophy acquired in a foreign land, as if it had been bagged during an art safari.” - Artist, Fred Wilson

Quoted by Minnie Scott in her essay Collecting Ourselves in the Whitney publication The Price of Everything: Perspectives on the Art Market
Image: The first image to come up in Google Images on the words “Art Collection” - the Gelos Auction House