“Campbell, Campbell, Campbell, Campbell”
O artista como hedge fund
«Ironia é um modo a brincar de aceitar alguma coisa. A minha ironia é a da indiferença. É uma “Meta-ironia”.» Marcel
“You know, I like signing all those things – it devalues them”
Quelle est la figure haujourd’hui qui ‘est pas en cire?
“I like saying when somebody says, ‘How much did you sell it for? ‘One. A long one.’”
“Two million eight, two million eight. Who’ll give me three? Come on now. It’s against you Bruno, it’s against you. Are you out? Look in my eyes, look in my eyes and tell me.” Bruno, bidding for a telephone buyer, muttered some words, waited for the reply, and raised the bidding. It stuck again at £3.1 million, but Mr Barker seemed to know he could get more. “It’s against you, Bruno, it’s against you” – the phrase was repeated like a mantra until, once more, Bruno’s hand was raised. Then suddenly£3 million went to £4 million, and onward and upward it went. “Fair warning, fair warning, last chance – sold!!” exclaimed Mr Barker triumphantly, knocking it down, finally, at £8.5 million.
The Damien Hirst Auction
“Warhol utilizava os ícones populares que todos conheciam. Eu quero, eu mesmo, criar o ícone. Criando uma figura, pintando-a e repetindo-a, eu me tornarei um ícone.”