Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mr. Tobias Meyer

Photographs by fashionartedit

Mr. Tobias Meyer. Fantastic Man. By Joan Buck. S/S 2008. 
excerpted text and quotes: 

"I think when I started to work with contemporary art, it was something of a small community of people who didn't really want to belong to the mainstream. And they also considered themselves avant-garde. And something happened around 199, 2000, where the avant-garde actually didn't really buy contemporary art, but the bourgeoisie started to buy it. So for the first time since the 1860's, the contemporary artists did not enrage the bourgeoisie, but actually started to make things for them to buy." (Tobias Meyer)

"They were the ones who made the right decisions and got a financial degree instead of an art history degree. And they said. 'Okay, this is what's going on in the world, this is where the economy is going, so I'm going to hold on to something and that something will become very valuable.' They did it with their companies, and they're doing it with art." (Tobias Meyer)

" New buyer, new market, new money, new smart man, new fearlessness...Let's just presume from a new economy. It's a whole new world." (Tobias Meyer)

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