une_impasse wrote:i think my brain has become so corrupted by the resale market that i only look at fashion shows/new releases to see what i think will end up as a collector's item
im looking through the Raf/Mapplethorpe stuff and not even looking to buy, but what will have the most value in a few years
i've elaborated on this in my brain, my real problem is with the word "iconic" and how it's used to display worth immediately, maybe because success and what's in style is so fleeting that slapping the word iconic on something will somehow preserve or bestow value. maybe i was tricked into thinking Raf/Mapplethorpe would have resale value or be worthwhile in a few years because it has the word iconic lacquered all over it. (maybe it will be, i think the sterling ruby stuff will hold up)
craig green just showed today and it's being called "already iconic," which seems like a cheap way to deflect criticism.