Defending the Art Market - artmarketblog.com Continuing on from my post on inaccurate art market reporting, you may have noticed that it has become customary for the health of the art market as a whole, or in a particular region
the renowned private dutch art collector, Mr. Arie de Knecht, whose reply was published by the Financial Times in which the Johnson Article was also published. De Knecht’s rather succinct reply to Johnson’s article was:
“Of course, corrections in any art market do occur, but really good art is relatively immune to gyrations as recently witnessed in the commodities markets, and the term “bloodbath” as now applied to what is predicted to happen to the contemporary art market reeks of boulevard journalism.”
From Mr Arie de Knecht (private dutch collector) to the Financial Times
Well said Arie!!
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications