Returning to the Basics
The world of art is also a world of fantasies, between the headlines about recordbreaking
sales and the fear of a «bubble burst,» reflecting financial speculation that
only involves a very small portion of the players. In the face of this understandable
apprehension, it is important for everyone to find their role. Artists create. Gallery owners
and dealers discover them, support them, make them known, and, naturally, sell their
work. Collectors buy, primarily out of a «love at first sight» and not with the primary aim
of making a financial profit.
An idyllic vision ? Perhaps… or perhaps not. The vast majority of players in the art world we
encounter—and to whom we give a voice—are first and foremost sincere enthusiasts of artistic
creation. From a first purchase—often not entirely reasonable—to the collection of several
dozen works—which is no less so—acquirers are no different. As Keith Haring said, «Art is not
an elitist activity reserved for the appreciation of a small number of connoisseurs; it is for
everyone.» This conviction is also ours, and we advocate for it every month, as despite the
doubts, we have chosen to return to being a monthly publication to be as close as possible
to the rich and fascinating world of art.