Monday, June 08, 2009

Where's Kath when you need her?

Kim Hill on dealer art galleries

“I always think about people playing poker when I think about dealers.”

“I suppose they think of themselves as something more than car dealers. Do they? Have they got a right to?”

“How do you know there’s not some unholy alliance between the artist and the dealer to put something, something completely … bogus on the walls of the rich but undecerning public?”

“If the dealer is saying, you know, this person is great and you can see it in the subtleties there and the light strikes that. Step back a bit and it will go with your sofa. Whatever. He or she stands to make money out of that.”

Kim Hill, Radio New Zealand National programme, Saturday 06 June.