This week has been a testy one for those in the art world. Maybe the post-Basel hangover is leaving critics and collectors grumpier than usual. Either way, of all the disgusted rants against current art world antics, two truly stood out.
Jerry Saltz accused the new trend of audience-participatory museums of bullshit, of being sensations of 'hipster showbiz.' And in an even more impassioned display, Charles Saatchi called art buying the sport of "Eurotrashy, Hedge-fundy, Hamptonites... of art dealers with masturbatory levels of self-regard." Sounds like these guys need a spa day.
Oh wait! Hyperallergic found footage of their secret, albeit imaginary, sauna encounter. Watch this hilarious little video in which the ex-art world giants talk it out and sweat it out.