Despite the inside art-market speak, “Untitled” is an amusing enough romantic romp with plenty of Woody Allen-style back-and-forth banter. When a collector shows a date around his apartment filled with incomprehensible contemporary work, she meekly explains that she’s always liked Matisse; the collector looks blankly and says, “I’m not familiar with his work.” And when Madeleine asks Adrian what she thinks of a Christopher Wool-like painting that reads “No You Shut Up,” Ben responds, “I can relate to the words.” Though the go-go early-Aughties atmosphere can feel a little passé at times, the film’s message, “That everybody’s a critic,” is timeless.
0October 21, 2009
- Artelligence Podcast: Alexander Zacke, CEO of Auctionata
- Everybody Talks About Collecting with Their Eyes, Not Their Ears; Few Do It Like Philippe Meaille
- Increasingly Successful and Privatized Art World Breeds Ambivalence
- On Canadian Collector Murray Frum, “He Liked Above All to See Great Art in Private Hands.”
- Twombly Foundation to Sell Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenberg, Nauman Works at Christie’s in November