Charles Saatchi Quotes

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Charles Saatchi Quotes

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

— Charles Saatchi

I may not be much good at most things, but if I didn't have the pleasure of planning and installing shows, and doing it better than anyone else, I would have stopped buying art many years ago.

— Charles Saatchi

By and large, talent is in such short supply that mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered.

— Charles Saatchi

There are no hidden depths to me.

— Charles Saatchi

Artists need a lot of collectors, all kinds of collectors, buying their art.

— Charles Saatchi

Artistic credentials are au courant in the important business of being seen as cultured, elegant and, of course, stupendously rich.

— Charles Saatchi

I can't write. I can handle bits of simple-minded advert copy or a poster slogan, so answering questions is about all I'm good for.

— Charles Saatchi

If I stop being on good behaviour for a moment, my dark little secret is that I don't actually believe many people in the art world have much feeling for art and simply cannot tell a good artist from a weak one, until the artist has enjoyed the validation of others - a received pronunciation.

— Charles Saatchi

When a critic knows what she or he is looking at and writes revealingly about it, it's sublime.

— Charles Saatchi

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