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Art December, 8 2011

Charles Saatchi on the “hideousness of the art world”

Charles Saatichi’s op-ed pice in the Guardian UK is about a week old now, but still drawing attention from the those interested in the art sale’s market. Published on December 2, the advertising exec’s editorial is vey much a blow off on his view that many purchasing art today see it as a commodity that takes away from the purpose of the “art” itself. Read the full story over on the Guardian, but we’ll leave you with this from Mr. Saatchi:

Do any of these people actually enjoy looking at art? Or do they simply enjoy having easily recognised, big-brand name pictures, bought ostentatiously in auction rooms at eye-catching prices, to decorate their several homes, floating and otherwise, in an instant demonstration of drop-dead coolth and wealth. Their pleasure is to be found in having their lovely friends measuring the weight of their baubles, and being awestruck.

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