Saturday, September 15, 2007

Even Veblen might be surprised

Small Collectors

"Encouraged by wealthy, art-loving parents, children are collecting Warhols and even Rembrandts. Kelly Crow on their kid-centered tastes, 'art allowances' and why auction paddles aren't toys."

Keep this article on hand, in case you ingest a toxic substance and need to vomit.

In the end, though, it's not all bad - where better to store something by Jeff Koons than in a kid's room next to crayons, finger paint, pens, pencils, craypas, sledgehammers, chainsaws, industrial-grade incinerators, etc.?

Interesting how not only have kids become articles of conspicuous consumption - I just heard the other day that the median income of a white couple with toddlers in Manhattan is a few hundred g's - but you gotta accessorize them too!

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