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Art Of The Game

from Art Market Monitor

The Frieze Fair Normally Provokes a Lot of Excitement;

But This Year It Takes Place in the Midst of a Panic 

Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, “Midnight In Bamako” (2008)
Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, “Midnight In Bamako” (2008)


The art world seems to be holding its breath to see what happens this weekend. As the VIPs make their way through the fair, we bring you a round up of all the Frieze-related press, including a look at what’s on offer from the ArtInfo slide show. And The Master, Judd Tully’s Overvalued/Undervalued list.

“I know very little about contemporary art but have £1,000 to invest. Any advice?” When Charles Saatchi was asked this in an interview in ‘The Independent’, he responded: “Premium bonds. Art is no investment unless you get very, very lucky, and can beat the professionals at their game. Buy something you really like that will give you a thousand pounds’ worth of pleasure over the years. And take your time looking for something special, because looking is half the fun.”

This is how Alice Jones answers How to Buy Art in the Independent. Among their other tidbits is How to Survive Frieze (as an Artist) and How to Survive Frieze (as a Gallerist)

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Posted on October 15, 2008 by Editor

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