The Independent tries to skewer Victor Restoin-Roitfeld along with Vito Schnabel, Alex Dellal and Tyrone Wood by branding them ‘It’ curators. Someone could have done a better job packaging that one:
Restoin-Roitfeld is far from the only young dealer on the circuit with a preposterously glitzy Rolodex. Patricia Bickers, editor of Art Monthly, is only too familiar with the new breed. “There are two main types of curator,” she explains. “There is the artist/curator, who is usually impecunious and often begins by showing his/her own contemporaries. Then there is the commercial curator/dealer, who usually has some financial backing. If both types hang around long enough, they tend to merge.” But, Bickers says, “the celebrity or It curator is a sub-species of the latter and tends not to stick around”.
The It curators: A new breed of young socialites are selling art (The Independent)