[-empyre-] saatchi

Gerry Coulter gcoulter at ubishops.ca
Mon Jan 25 20:26:33 EST 2010

All collecting habits are destructive just as all interpretive activities surrounding art bring a kind of violence to bear on the work. Unlike most major players in the big moneyed art world I think Saatchi actually gives a shit about the art. Is art in the UK today not somewhat in his debt? Would it be in better shape if he had never left Iraq?



From: empyre-bounces at gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au [empyre-bounces at gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au] On Behalf Of catherine liu [liu at uci.edu]
Sent: January 24, 2010 8:20 PM
To: empyre at gamera.cofa.unsw.edu.au
Subject: [-empyre-] saatchi

Saatchi was not a good guy...his collecting habits were destructive
-- but he pioneered a way of acting in the art world that set an
example for collecting and corporate sponsorship of art exhibits that
enhanced the value of his own collection... read Wu's book...but I
agree that politically engaged art is the way the out...I'm not sure
that art and ethics have any relationship at all....

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