Art is difficult. It's not entertainment. There are only a few people who can say something about art – it's very restricted. When I see a new artist I give myself a lot of time to reflect and decide whether it's art or not. Buying art is not understanding art.
Being an art buyer these days is comprehensively and indisputably vulgar. It is the sport of the Eurotrashy, Hedge-fundy, Hamptonites; of trendy oligarchs and oiligarchs; and of art dealers with masturbatory levels of self-regard.
"He described himself, no?"... laughing uproariously. "[These days] art becomes fashion, it becomes [financial] speculation, but Saatchi started it."
The exhibtion continues until 26 February, 2012.
Anselm Kiefer, Dat rosa miel apibas (detail), 2009
|Anselm Kiefer, Antonin Artaud Heliogabalus, 2010-2011|
|Anselm Kiefer, Samson (detail), 2010|
|Anselm Kiefer, Tempelhof, 2010-11|
|Anselm Kiefer, Sprache der Vögel (detail), 1988-2011|
The decommissioned Mülheim-Kärlich reactor being bought by Anselm Kiefer