Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bigger ears

Day 2 at the Basel Art Fair

“So I took them upstairs and sold it to them there. It was soooo much easier.”

Dealer: “Jenny is drawing at the moment.”
Collector: “Oh… that’s a shame.”

“You don’t understand the pressure I’m under. Your work is a B-. This is definitely a B+”

Dealer 1: “That’s interesting.”
Dealer 2: “Very interesting.”
Dealer 1: “Interesting enough?”
Dealer 2: “No.”

“I’m kicking myself for selling the Warhol too soon.”

Dealer: “I’m afraid they have all been sold.”
Collector: “All of them?”
Dealer: “All of them.”
Collector: (pause) “What about that one?”