Thursday, May 28, 2009

Robert Hughes vs. Alberto Mugrabi

The following video has been making the rounds lately through the blogosphere. Art critic Robert Hughes sits down and talks to mega-collector Alberto Mugrabi about the Mugrabi family collection - and the conversation gets a little heated and a lot ugly. Part of me understands both of their perspectives. Robert Hughes argues that collectors have an unfair way of determining the popularity and validity of certain art and artists. Mugrabi stands behind his choices (namely, Warhol and Richard Prince), as important bricklayers for the paths of future artists. By the end of the video I feel very upset, but what I can take from watching this is that as a collector, you must be informed about the artists and ultimately, really believe in and love your investments.