I spoke to a number of artists, dealers, gallery owners and more. Some of the tape actually escaped being erased and some of the photographs are even in focus. One aspect that I approached with several artists and folks from galleries is the notion of collecting small art. I mean this literally and in cost. Most people interested in art who have some money but not tons can still collect. Beyond the fiscal considerations is another one; who has space to put something the size of that Jacques Louis-David painting of Napoleon crowning himself in the house? I aim, somewhere near the end of this coverage to have some ideas for the small art collector.
Incidentally, the irony of my taking photos of photos by photographers who worked, literally, for years to develop the context in which to take their photographs is not at all lost on me. I expect, one day, to be stabbed by some such photographer in the supermarket.
You will also see written and video interviews with a number of people from Art Chicago and Next. None of the videos are edited at all. As I note to one dealer that is because I believe it to be dishonest and I am frighteningly lazy. I speak with artist Anindita Dutta, artist/gallery owner (for lack of a better way of putting it) Freddy Hadorn, art dealer Jeremy Hu, and glass artist/illustrator (again for lack of a better way of putting it) Dan Dailey a
The only one who ever says anything dumb is, of course, me. Please stay tuned and feel free to let me (in this case, it is ME, no one else is covering this) what you think.