Man Bartlett

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I’ll give you a tip. The best way to become a player in the art world is to be an under­bidder on a major work of art [at auction]. You don’t have to spend any money. Just raise your hand near one of the top bids on a Warhol or another major lot and Josh will list you in the Baer Faxt among the underbidders. Do that a few times and people will think of you as one of the big players.
— Former gallerist/dealer and current director of LA’s MOCA Jeffrey Deitch on being a “player” in the art world, The Art Newspaper (via hyperallergic)

Not surprised at this. But still. Ew.

File under: Smoke and Mirrors. Subcategory: Tactics.

Man Bartlett