Alexandra Peers interviews Sotheby’s Tobias Meyer in the New York Observer:
Which nationalities buy what?
Chinese collectors are drawn to color. They love mature works of Abstract Expressionism but also key works of American Pop artists-and Richter. It’s the color. Not works on paper, due to climate changes. Russian clients love major trophies.
Sigmar Polke. He’s a great buy. When you compare his prices to Gerhard Richter, he’s still underpriced. There’s no complete catalogue raisonné of the artist, and when there will be, people will realize how little there is, so it’s an opportunity. That’s what happened with Warhol, and it happens with catalogue raisonnés.
Why did Rudolf Stingel shoot up, disappear and come back again?
He was an artist that we’ve all known for all time. François Pinualt started to buy Stingel and then everybody else stated to buy Stingel, and then said, ‘Where am I going to hang this?” And then started to sell them again. But his exhibition at the Whitney was wonderful.
Does anyone still buy Hirst dot paintings?
They want 1992-1994. Clients prefer early dot paintings.
Tobias Meyer Names Names (Observer)