Friday, December 19, 2008

The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of An Artist Living?

The feeling is that the Hirst market has been stretched a bit too far, almost as if it snapped and backfired.

New York art dealer Christoph Van de Weghe had eight works by Damien Hirst in his booth at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair earlier this month. He sold only two.

“The timing is not so good,” Van de Weghe said. “Today I’m telling my clients that it’s better to buy established artists who are dead and won’t produce.”