Between Men and Animal,
HEREs the story.
"Celebrated Houston art collector Robert H. Chaney died of a
self-inflicted gunshot wound of the head, the Harris County Medical
Examiner’s office ruled Friday.
Chaney, 50, was discovered by a Memorial City Mall security guard about
6 p.m. Wednesday inside his yellow Hummer on the third level of the
Dillard’s parking garage, Houston Police Department spokesman Victor
" "I feel shellshocked," said Bernie Arocha, a neighbor who knew
Chaney for 15 years. He described Chaney as "very passionate about
everything he did."
Arocha and fellow collectors Brad Bucher and Lester Marks — both
longtime friends of Chaney’s — said they had not seen any signs the
venture capitalist had been troubled.
"There was never any outward indication," Marks said. "On the outside, he was truly on top of the art world." "
Chapman Brothers, F****** Hell
What did Saltz say today ?
"Damien Hirst pawned off $200 million worth of crapola on clueless rubes at Sotheby’s."
"Many of the hot Chinese artists, most of whom are only nth-generation
photo-realists, will fall by the wayside, having stuck collectors with
a lot of junk."
Fuck. Chinese art is like the artworld version of credit default swaps, and Damien Hirst is a hedge fund manager. Whatever Chaney’s motivations, he sure did just get royally fucked in the pocketbook.
Damien Hirst, Blood on Paper