Are you ready to put up some modern art at home? By Gleb Simonov Posted on 2022-03-19 Category : Other Or is it a spherical horse in a vacuum that exists only in exhibitions and galleries?
I do not know why this is so hard to believe, but the vast majority of private collectors have purchased works hanging in their own interior, as far as this interior is enough. Exceptions are rare items that are easier to keep in storage for security, insurance, and luxury tax reasons (plus exotic cases like “Execution”)” Minyun, who has been waiting 12 years for the political situation in China to change).
For example, Tim Sayer, a BBC journalist and collector with half a century of experience. His collection of more than 400 works has already been promised to the Hepworth Wakefield Museum in Yorkshire.:
The Sejer collection is not something out of the ordinary — I would say that this case is closer to the typical one. You don't even need to go into deep historicity — ” Mural” Pollock was painted on the wall of Peggy Guggenheim — but in 2020, it's enough just to walk along the Upper East Side and look into the windows of the second floors: paintings there, I will not exaggerate, are everywhere. A typical collector collects a lot — but private owners who take only a few works at home are also enough. Although there is a significant failure in the middle market in the world of collectors, I find it difficult to understand why this segment should be an exception. For example, in these quarantine times, work meetings on Skype allowed you to look into many interiors of colleagues, and almost everyone has something hanging — from a large abstract work at my ACD to a single Dutch tile from the 17th century at PM.
So, in answer to the question — yes, I would be ready. I see something that I would be willing to look at every day, almost every time I visit Sotheby's, where I go less often than I would like, but quite regularly. These include large-scale works, small graphics, photographs, and various near-historical artifacts. Among them, in terms of the degree of desire, Cy Twombly and Joan Mitchell are in the lead — they have enough small jobs, so hope does not fade.
Strictly speaking, the question of possession and walling is just part of the question of what the namesake is willing to live his life with. I already live with both Twombly and Mitchell. The rest is a matter of budget.
Hah, you know, I love modern interiors.
but for this, a modern apartment should also be, and not in some ragged 9-storey building.
Besides, if they give me a free installation , that's one thing.
And I'm not going to pay 200 thousand for some newfangled garbage.
All the same, art is mainly for those who have free money and have nowhere to spend it or need to whiten it somehow.
And the average person will always have other expenses.
It depends on what the item is. You can hang anything at home, but what will it look like? And whether there is enough space in the apartment. And whether such an object is combined with the inner worldview…