The funny thing about this Verizon commercial is what gallery are they going into that a gallerist is actually walking around with laymans asking what they think of the art?
This art is on fire.
This December 2013, Woodbury University’s WUHO Gallery will host an exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking environmental graphic design of Deborah Sussman. This will be the first retrospective of her early work, including projects completed while she was at the Eames Office up to the 1984 Olympics. This will be a month-long celebration that will include a panel discussion, gallery exhibition, and poster publication. Your donations will specifically go to mounting this exhibit: framing, secure mountings on walls, secure display boxes for 3-D items, everything from nails to paint to frames to display boxes!
I really hope this gets funded because I want to see this exhibition!
I was talking about this with a former boss and we both agreed we’d noticed a trend of some really low-ball estimates for works at auctions. Obviously auctions are a dynamic situation and there are quite a few times when pieces go for much more than the estimate b/c of the excitement of the moment. It just seems that every auction now has to be a record-breaking one and they have to post that they made a hundred bajillion dollars over the estimates just for the purpose of attracting more press coverage.
Or is it just the length the auction houses have to go to keep their wealthy clientele around? Are the buyers so desperate to be able to brag about the high they had when they purchased the piece for $60m more than the estimate? It just seems like such an unsustainable practice, and after so much turmoil in the last few years one would think (one being me, with no real knowledge of business) they would want to approach more conservatively? Or maybe they are and it’s the wealthy, so overly excited they can overtly and publicly spend their money, that they could always spend but didn’t feel it was socially acceptable, that they are just kids in a candy store? Maybe it’s both? Maybe I’m super off-base.
Anywho, anyone else notice this over the last year?
Rib sacrifice at the alter of Chilli’s
Tanya Aguiniga in Westwood.