Friday, June 30, 2006
June 30 2006 - Interview about iArt collecting
This was pretty interesting. Sala (www.onethousandpaintings.com)... you remember these (above), right? ... sent me this note the other day:
I contact you regarding onethousandpaintings.com.
[A writer] from NY Magazine "Smart Money" will interview me tomorrow on the project, and he said he would be extremely interested in hearing the collector's side of the story.
I don't know why, but I spontaneously thought about you.
Would you be willing to take some time (a couple of minutes, I assume) to answers [the writer's] questions?
I spoke with [the writer] for about 45 minutes yesterday afternoon. He was interested in the changes in the fine art market, in particular, based on the impact of the internet to bring together directly the artist with the art collector. Naturally, during the course of the interview, I steered things towards original comic art and our friends in Kitchener, their art site, commissions, and so on. And I followed up with links. It was fun.
I know what some of y'all think about Sala's work, or his inspiration Anthony (www.anthonywhite.net)'s money series (e.g., below), but it seemed like an opportunity to extend coverage of the iArt market to include Cerebus, which would be as cool as it is appropriate.