” Some people in the art world bemoan the hedge fund millionaires spending freely to acquire ostentatious displays of wealth and coolth for their giddily chic designer duplexes. Others bemoan art being treated as a commodity. But most of the bemoaning is because the art world is stuffed full of bemoaners, bemoaning about everything. “


” I have asked to have no funeral, and no memorial service. I hate other people’s and would certainly not appreciate my own. “


” My dark little secret is that I don’t actually believe many people in the art world have much feeling for art. “


” I don’t know very many people in the art world, only socialise with the few I like, and have little time to gnaw my nails with anxiety about any criticism I hear about. “


” Few people in contemporary art demonstrate much curiosity. The majority spend their days blathering on, rather than trying to work out why one artist is more interesting than another, or why one picture works and another doesn’t. “


” I’ve heard that almost all the people crowding around the big art openings barely look at the work on display and are just there to hobnob. Nothing wrong with that, except that none of them ever come back to look at the art – but they will tell everyone, and actually believe, that they have seen the exhibition. “


” Many people cycle or swim to keep trim. But if swimming is so good for the figure, how do you explain whales? “


” It’s obvious nonsense, but it makes nice people feel good about themselves to do their bit for the planet. It’s vanity of a grotesque kind to believe that mankind, and our ‘carbon footprint’, has more impact on the future of Earth than Nature, which bends our planet to its will, as it sees fit. “



All 8 Charles Saatchi Quotes about People in picture


Some people in the art world bemoan the hedge fund millionaires spending freely to acquire ostentatious displays of wealth and coolth for their giddily chic designer duplexes. Others bemoan art being treated as a commodity. But most of the bemoaning is because the art world is stuffed full of bemoaners, bemoaning about everything.
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