Monday, December 20, 2010

I am an Artoholic!


One of the first things I will do when I arrive in London is to go to the Saatchi Gallery. 
The Saatchi Gallery inside the Duke of Yorks HQ, on King´s Road is one of the largest Contemporary art spaces in the world with 70,000 square foot. Until then, I will have to be satisfied by the owners book. In "My name is Charles Saatchi and I am an artoholic" Charles Saatchi has posted questions he has been asked but never wanted to answer before now. With this he hopes that he has given the media what it wants and to please just leave him alone...!

It's a raw, funny, informative and provocative picture of an Art Collector that comes clear after finishing the book. Charles Saatchi, so called the "Super-collector" also managed to snag and collect the fabulous Cooking Goddess Nigella Lawson.

A perfect gift for someone who is usually too busy to read, but love art? It is a quick read and at times quite entertaining.

I will give you some hints here:

" There are no rules about investment. Sharks can be good. Artists dung can be good. Oil on canvas can be good. There´s a squad of conservators out there to look after anything an artist decides is art."

"Being a good artist is the toughest job you could pick, and you have to be a little nuts to take it on. I love them all."

"...once you have bought something that doesn´t fit in your home, and has to be stored in an art depot, you're officially an art collector"

I nearly have to yell at him for this one:

What´s Nigella's cooking really like?

"I´m sure it´s fantastic, but a bit wasted on me. I like toast with Dairylea, followed by Weetabix for supper. It drives her to distraction, frankly, particularly as she gets the blame for my new fat look. But the children love her cooking, and our friends seem to look forward to it."

& This is where I am:

"The more you like art, the more art you like...

the rest is his journey:

....So I find it easy to buy lots of it, and seeing art as an investment would take away all the fun"

With Love 


  1. Thanks for stopping by.
    Merry Christmas, Kristin.

  2. Hi, this is a really interesting post. I do not actually hear on Saatchi. I will try to visit this place the next time I visit London.
    Merry Christmas
    and happy 2011

  3. With Best Wishes in to the New Year 2011!

  4. Thanks for the comment! Happy New Year to you too! :)

  5. Hi yes it's good isn't it..I have this & keeping dipping into it. This & another by him. Both a good insight & fun read. Hope you're well. Was at Saatchi Tues eve. Always enjoy catching up with what's on there. xx

  6. love this..... am needing to visit some gallerys stat!
    xx tash