Quote of Note | Tobias Meyer

“Contemporary art has become a little too much like American Idol. We’re an overvisualized culture, and young artists can find themselves with a real career only six months after starting to paint. Works that were $10,000 two months ago can become $65,000 overnight; two years from now they might be $400,000, then $2 million. So there’s no time to reflect: You only get that luxury if you’re very wealthy, because if you wait until the world decides an artist is great you must be ready to spend millions.” –Tobias Meyer, Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art and Principal Auctioneer at Sotheby’s, in WSJ. Magazine