The Sydney Morning Herald explores the conflict inherent in collecting couples and ways in which they resolve their differences:
For art-loving couples, the pursuit of bringing the sublime into the home can become the source of domestic disputes. Tim Olsen of Tim Olsen Gallery says he has seen men, urged by their wives to look at a particular artwork at his gallery, ”walk in, say, ‘This is a piece of shit’, and walk out”. And a co-director of contemporary art gallery Sullivan + Strumpf, Ursula Sullivan, has witnessed her share of stony silences from partners who dislike the work their partner desires. Nicky Ginsberg of NG Gallery has endured some ”very long and drawn-out” conversations with couples. ”It can be quite painful if someone doesn’t have the same sensibility as you, because art’s a very personal thing,” she says.
Hanging Offences (Sydney Morning Herald)