Art is not an investment. Art is something you buy because you are financially solvent enough to give yourself a pleasure of living with great works rather than having to just see them in museums. People who are buying art at the top of the market as an investment are foolish.

— Arne Glimcher

The most cheerful Arne Glimcher quotes that will transform you to a better person

Your life moves in patterns toward things, and things that we achieve finally are part of this mosaic. I just think that we create our own fate.

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I actually taught perceptual psychology at N.

Y.U. when I was younger. I was interested in the aesthetic impulse in lower primates. But what really interested me in Dian Fossey was that she made a difference - she saved the gorillas.

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People see owning a gallery as a way to get rich.

I never thought that I could get rich in the art world. I wanted a life in art. I wanted to live with artists. I wanted to make beautiful shows.

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It's possible to have more than one interest. I've been a painter and did summer stock.

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I think very often the price paid for a work is the trophy itself.

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The most wonderful time to be in the art world was in the sixties, because it wasn't a business - there was no business of doing art.

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There is more to representing art than selling art.

The life of the gallery is dependent on the renewal and refreshment of its artists and dealers. When that stops happening, it's the end.

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I've always been in love with the movies. They're the dreams of the 20th Century.

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Everything happens through relationships.

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I like the idea of a love story between men.

There is a great affection between men, which exists much more in ethnic groups: Latin, Italian, Jewish.

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When Robert Benton was doing the movie 'In the Still of the Night,' I'd choreographed the auction scene and supplied the paintings and had a bit part - I was bidding against Meryl Streep.

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As a result of World War II, European artists migrated to America, enlarging the scene and diminishing Paris as the center. America was beginning its dominance of the art world with the emergence of the Abstract Expressionists.

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About Arne Glimcher

Quotes 23 sayings
Profession Art dealer
Birthday March 12, 1938

Film and art are close together.

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I've been told I'm a good midcareer manager.

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I don't believe in selling art by transparencies. Art is a firsthand experience.

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Elvis Presley's music never meant anything to me. Mambo was the music I loved - it spoke to me.

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Historically, art has always had a market.

When one medieval fiefdom defeated another they would drag back its jewels, gold, tapestries and art objects as the spoils of war. Art equaled power, riches and culture.

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Fairs are beneath the dignity of art.

To stand there in a booth and hawk your wares - it is just not how you sell art.

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No one's ever called me anything but 'Arne.'

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I was an actor as a kid in Boston. Then I went to art school with Brice Marden, the Massachusetts College of Art. So the hybrid of being an actor and artist is a director.

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Art is a tool by which society extends its perception.

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If Abstract Expression reached for the sublime, Pop turned ordinary imagery into icons. Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol illuminated the transformative power of context and the process of reproduction. Claes Oldenburg's soft ice-cream cones and hamburgers changed sculpture from hard to soft, from stasis to transformation.

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