- Dec 12, 2009
- Reaction score
They are half the hell.
The gallerists, auction houses, and big art fairs are the other.
Watch this documentary, currently on Netflix USA, when you have a moment.
we watched that when it came out. I think the gallery director was hung out to dry on that one.
of the most annoying people, though, was the useless trophy wife of that guy who got taken to the cleaners with that fake Rothko.
I loved this documentary. Watched it a few weeks ago. The Hammer family did not have a good few years. First the closing of the gallery. Second, Armie going all Hannibal.For myself, the jury is still out on the director. She may not have been 100% complicit, but I think she is 100% lying about being fooled. Nobody rises to Director of Knoedler Gallery by being 100% innocent or stupid. But yes, higher powers may have cut the tree branch on her, in which case the film didn't investigate deeply enough.
The guy on the Rothko is Domenico De Sole, who is the Chair of Sotheby's and CEO of Tom Ford. He was the CEO of Gucci when Tom Ford made Gucci relevant again.
I believe the testimony from the gallery's finance department should answer any questions of complicity. Won't give away too much as I hope others watched it too.
1. How many watches do you own? 3
2. Are you planning to increase your collection, consolidate it, or stay put? Add one more. I'm looking at you ALS Odyesseus.
3. Do you have any "rules" about collecting other than "I buy what I like"? It needs to make me genuinely happy and willing to part with material money.
4. Do you buy and keep, catch and release, or somewhere in the middle? Buy and keep.
5. Has your watch collecting ever gotten you in trouble with your wife? Nope. Luckily I don't try to go into a conversation that rhymes with luck too.