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Is loyalty to an art gallery outdated? — FT.com
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 by: Harriet Fitch Little.

Dealer-client relationships have been founded on what he terms “proper social conversations”: dinners out, trips taken and “[the collector’s] ability to share with the gallery the enthusiasm, the sheer admiration and wonder at an artist’s work”.

But art fairs, auctions and the internet have rendered conversations with dealers a choice rather than a necessity for buyers. In Selling Contemporary Art (2015), [North York Central Library, Book Lang & Lit 5th Fl Nonfiction In Library 706.88 WIN] which charts how the market has transformed since 2008, author Edward Winkleman uses a phrase he acquired from the Los Angeles-based collector Stefan Simchowitz to describe the shift: “cultural Lutheranism”. Collectors now have the tools to evaluate and purchase art without the hand holding of a gallerist — perhaps without ever even visiting an exhibition....the fickleness of the contemporary art market, where artists are “on the top ten hits parade for a while and then you never hear of them again” makes the dealer whose taste one trusts an indispensable guide....art lovers stick with particular dealers if they demonstrate a commitment to art that goes beyond the financial....for a gallerist, “Where you have a choice is the artists you choose to work with, the clients you choose to work with,” -- “The key for the whole thing is trust.”
trustworthiness  David_Bowie  mentoring  collectors  collectibles  art  dealerships  galleries  loyalty  taste-makers  books  contemporary_art  relationships  high-touch  art_market  customer_loyalty 
september 2016 by jerryking
A Style Guide That’s Man’s Best Friend - WSJ
By NICK REMSEN
Sept. 7, 2016

From Amazon:
Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as young men, and how they emerged to become better men. Some of the most dapper men in the world discuss bad mustaches, misguided cologne choices, and unfortunate prom tuxedos. All the men here have arrived at a place in the world and have a keen understanding about how they fit in it. Men and Style celebrates singular men who’ve lived well and can tell us about how they earned their worldview. They’re smart enough to absorb the wisdom that’s hidden in the world, and even smarter to wear that wisdom lightly.
stylish  books  mens'_clothing  taste-makers  masculinity  fashion  opinon_makers  worldviews 
september 2016 by jerryking
Facebook’s New Strategy to Turn Eyeballs Into Influence - NYTimes.com
By SOMINI SENGUPTA and BEN SISARIO
Published: September 22, 2011

Facebook is not becoming a purveyor of media products, like Apple or
Amazon.com. Rather, it is teaming up with companies that distribute
music, movies, information and games in positioning itself to become the
conduit where news and entertainment is found and consumed. Its new
partners include Netflix and Hulu for video, Spotify for music, The
Washington Post and Yahoo for news, Ticketmaster for concert tickets and
a host of food, travel and consumer brands.
facebook  taste-makers  WaPo 
september 2011 by jerryking
The Case Against Marketing to ‘Influencers’
January 17, 2008 | - The Informed Reader - WSJ | by Wendy
Pollack. Social networks are so complex that consumer trends are
essentially random. Since it is impossible to know how one might start,
advertisers have a better chance of succeeding by aiming at a broad
audience than by spending money chasing highly connected people.
Malcolm_Gladwell  taste-makers  marketing  digital_influencers 
january 2010 by jerryking
Tastemaker: Andrea Hopson
November 2009 | Zoomer Magazine | Kim Izzo with files from Jessica Green
luxury  retailers  Tiffany  opinon_makers  taste-makers 
january 2010 by jerryking

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