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Taidekauppiaat ovat kuin… Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Posted by Sami Oinonen in brändit, status quo, taide.
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Taidekeräilijä ja -vaikuttaja extraordinaire Charles Saatchi tarjoaa oivan taidekauppiaan määritelmän.

Dealers

An occupational hazard of some of my art collector friends’ infatuation with art is their encounters with a certain type of art dealer. Pompous, power-hungry and patronising, these doyens of good taste would seem to be better suited to manning the door of a night-club, approving who will be allowed through the velvet ropes. Their behaviour alienates many fledgling collectors from any real involvement with the artist’s vision. These dealers like to feel that they “control” the market. But, of course, by definition, once an artist has a vibrant market, it can’t be controlled. For example, one prominent New York dealer recently said that he disapproved of the strong auction market, because it allowed collectors to jump the queue of his “waiting list”. So instead of celebrating an artist’s economic success, they feel castrated by any loss to their power base. And then there are visionary dealers, without whom many great artists of our century would have slipped by unheralded.

Niin, jotkut ilkeät mielet voivat nähdä yhtäläisyyksiä musiikkibusinekseen.

Kuukausi sitten Saatchi avasi galleriansa webbisaitille Your Gallery-verkkogallerian, joka toimii näyteikkunana tuntemattomille artisteille. Tähän mennessä yli 5000 taiteilijaa yli 60 maasta on lähettänyt töitään palveluun. Mitähän taidekauppiaat tuumivat Saatchin liikkeestä? Saatchi tuli tuosta vain luoneeksi maailman suurimman modernin taiteen verkkogallerian. Brändin voimaa.

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