Being hired for a job just for the name you go by. And not for competence, professionalism or experience. How many of us have suffered the same injustice! Our already numerous ranks are joined by the art curators of the auction houses. Who have stormed the Net to denounce… Robert Pattinson. Well yes, the former vampire of Twilight and current superhero of The Batman in office he was chosen by the prestigious Sotheby’s office in New York as curator for an auction of works of art.
The bitter and ironic reaction of real auction curators
After the specialized website artnet he announced on his Instagram account that Pattinson was hired by the auction house under the titled program Contemporary Curated, the new colleagues did not remain silent. “Who knows how appreciated real curators feel.” Or: «But instead get an art teacher or an artist to do this job, right?». These are some of the more benevolent comments that have appeared online.
Robert Pattinson’s new artistic adventure
For his part, however, Robert Pattinson is happy and proud of this possibility. “It has been a really exciting process and an honor for me to curate this group of paintings,” said the London-based actor. Currently working on the set of Mickey7, Korean director’s first English-language film Parasites, Bong Joon Ho.
“Acting made me realize that there is an interconnectedness between all art forms and made the process of selecting for sale a fascinating and enjoyable experience for me. What strikes me is when a piece has its own language. When it seems like it doesn’t necessarily exist just for itself. May it have a buzz of life within it. He must have the ability to communicate on a primal level.”
What did the actor choose for auction at Sotheby’s
The live auction will take place at Sotheby’s in New York on September 30th. After that, the six works chosen by Pattinson will be exhibited to the public. The auction house hasn’t yet revealed all the details, but among the actor’s selections are an Untitled painting by Willem de Kooning (1964, estimated $1.8 to $2.5 million), Rotation #9 by Richard Serra (2011, between 200 and 300 thousand dollars) and Old Rope by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (2005, between 100 and 150 thousand dollars).
Why Sotheby’s chose The Batman
But, he writes Page Six, who contacted a real art expert, the choice of Robert Pattinson is more of a publicity move. Well done, it seems. “Pattinson maybe picked a couple of pieces, but that’s about it. No major auction house will trust someone who doesn’t have an art major to put together an auction,” the site reads. “They already did. Basically it means they put the celebrity name on a work put together by a specialist.” The program pulled together,” they said comparing it to the bold name sitting on “a host committee for an event – they don’t actually do anything!”
The program Contemporary Curatedhe writes artnet, has already made use of the collaboration of other famous personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Steve Aoki And Margaret Missoni.
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