October 13, 2006 - Artforum - Artforum’s online diary
October 13, 2006

Artforum’s online diary

Left: Gwyneth Paltrow. (Photo: David Velasco) Center: Artists Jules de Balincourt and David Hockney. (Photo: Sarah Thornton) Right: Dealer Victoria Miro. (Photo: David Velasco)

Artforum’s online diary



Word around the USA Today reception was that Charles has made more money out of art than advertising and that the work in the show was hit-and-miss but brilliantly packaged. The Young American Artists (YAAs, I assume) seem to have a unique attitude toward commerce. None harbored illusions about the nature of this show. One even joked that it was good to see his work here because he might not see it again until it was up for auction. . . READ ON

10.11NICOLAS TREMBLEY at the Tate

What can I say? The Fischli & Weiss retrospective has it all: humor, philosophy–and art. Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota summed up the mood with an anecdote about a flight full of the duos fans–just like a football team! At 9 PM, I slipped away quietly to join the sit-down dinner in honor of Carsten Höller at Delfina. It was clearly the place to be; The fair itself wont outdo this one! quipped one guest. Good to know the best was behind us–and the circus hadnt even begun. . . READ ON

10.13SARAH THORNTON on the fair grounds

The prices are out of control, a secondary market dealer warned. I just bought a large late Warhol painting for the price of a Neo Rausch work-on-paper. To which his companion quipped, But thats not surprising; Warhols not from Leipzig. . .

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