14 April 2007

Drawing: the only way forward.

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Jon said...

"The night’s highlight, Andy Warhol’s Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I), 1963, rolled in at Lot 15. Pre-sale prattle had been concerned with how green was a “difficult color.” As Brett Gorvy, Christie’s International co-head of Contemporary Art, told me, “At the end of the ‘80s, the commodity artist in Europe was Lucio Fontana. Putting aside gold and silver because they were rare, the grading from most-to-least saleable was: red, white, blue, yellow, green, black. Of course, there are some artists for whom black is the color, but generally speaking that is the ranking.” When it comes to Warhol, however, one must remember that green is the color of money."

- Sarah Thornton, Artforum Scene & Herd