[-empyre-] saatchi

Cynthia Beth Rubin cbr at cbrubin.net
Tue Jan 26 03:58:24 EST 2010


As an artist who has shied away from playing the big gallery money  
game, I am not in a position to defend or criticize Saatchi --  but I  
am concerned Gerry that your post includes the xenophobic question  
"would it be better . . if he had never left Iraq?"

Criticize him and his actions in terms of the discussion of art and  
ethics. But your comment on his origins is out of place.

The rest of the discussion is great -- keep it coming!

Cynthia Beth Rubin

On Jan 25, 2010, at 4:26 AM, Gerry Coulter wrote:

> 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?
> best
> G

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