Thursday, May 28, 2015

Collector Alain Servais on how mega-galleries are ruining Art

By Christie Chu

Belgian art collector Alain Servais is known for bringing his background in finance together with his passion for art, and for being an early supporter of Cindy Sherman and Gilbert & George (see artnet News Top 200 Art Collectors Worldwide for 2015, Part Two). Servais draws a parallel between the luxury goods industry and art industry. The problem of branding, expanding, and money coming in "from all over," according to Servais, is that it leads artists to produce work that sells, since "that's the only thing they can show in galleries." [link]