Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Charles Saatchi on Charles Saatchi

http://content-3.powells.com/cgi-bin/imageDB.cgi?isbn=9780714857473
A trivial book, it does at least give some insight into the practices of Charles Saatchi, one of the most prominent collectors of original contemporary art in the world. He displays his art in his own personal museum and is a huge power in the world of contemporary art. A good deal of the success of the YBAs can be attributed to his patronage. This book is presented in very large type and in a Q&A format--you can read it in an hour. Not worthless, but not terribly enlightening. Too bad--we know a lot about how artists and critics think, but not much about collectors.

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