16 09 2008

The press are surprised he’s made so much money, why?? The mega rich have not curbed their ways-they aren’ as affected as ANY of us in this. When I say rich-I’m talking ‘I’m worth £500 million plus’, even a little less.

Tobias Meyer, worldwide head of contemporary art at Sotheby’s, explained the total this way: “Damien Hirst is a global artist that can defy local economies.” Jose Mugrabi, a New York dealer, had another take: “Today people believe more in art than the stock market. At least it’s something you can enjoy.”

Uh huh.

Why does he need sooooo much money?? It’s like an obsession. I’ve read his art biog and all sorts of crap. I was one of the naive lot who did their art foundation during the Young British Art palova. He’s not ostenatious…?

Why? Eww.

While Hirst risked flooding his own market, he had also spent several months courting potential buyers.

God-what a tool. A rich tool. A very, rich tool. A very, very,…ah okay, you get the point.

The headlines had little effect on the scene outside the salesroom here. The street was filled with television camera crews; fans hoping to spot celebrities like Bianca Jagger; and a crowd of collectors, dealers and curiosity seekers waiting for the doors to open. Inside later it was standing room only. But most of the action was on the telephone, with Sotheby’s flying in employees from all over the world to handle the bidding.

The art world suckz.

The End.

News via The Herald



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