Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mat Gleason Tells It Like It (Probably) Is.

I read this in Coagula a few weeks ago and it's been rattling around in my brain ever since. I love Mat's take on the art world. Always insightful, honest and entertaining. Very low bullshit factor.


  1. HI Tim,

    Interesting threads regarding Dietch for the past couple of months. Do you think he might be the key to getting a Lowbrow exhibit at a major museum? I've been having this conversation with my friend and wanted to know what you think.


  2. Hey Fritz,

    I think it goes way beyond that. He seems to be able to see talent in a very revolutionary way. Most artist make their way up the art world ladder by accumulating consensus among galerists, critics, dealers and collectors that their work is "important" and should be taken seriously. Deitch has a great eye and the confidence to give artists access and opportunities based solely on the strength of their work. My only hope is that he will be given the freedom that he needs in order to make bold and revolutionary change to the art world.