Brett Gorvy has taken to Artnet to hold forth on his plans at Lévy Gorvy and, it would seem, just about every other aspect of the art market and his career.
In the process he makes a few statements that are worth wondering over for what they portend:
- I’m very excited about the notion of doing exhibitions because one of the things that I did at Christie’s—and one of the reasons why the sales became what they did—was because I was very much behind the curatorial aspect of the catalog. I was incredibly involved with putting them together and thinking how you can make a much more accessible catalog, which is not just for a small collective of elitist collectors but for a much broader audience. Because I believe in education, I believe in mass market, and I believe that everyone’s taste is viable and you have to embrace it and help them grow.
With that, Gorvy seems to be setting the bar quite high for Lévy Gorvy. At the same time, some of his comments seem to hint at something else entirely:
- For most people—the journalists as much as the public—all you see ultimately is that the results were very strong, and that only two works didn’t sell at Sotheby’s, only three works out of 70 didn’t sell at Christie’s, et cetera. But if you have the ability to take away that veil, by being very close to the market at all levels, then you can see the reality of the marketplace.