Confessions of an art dealer: Wim Peeters
The partner of Office Baroque Gallery, Brussels reveals his secrets
By Gareth Harris. From Art Basel Miami Beach daily edition
Published online: 04 December 2013
giving my Raoul De Keyser to my ex back in 2004. I still have a nail for it on the wall.
My secret passion…
I’m always cooking. I get my latest kicks from latte art. So far I can do leaves, a heart and an apple.
The artist I should have signed…
I should have been…
an archaeologist. But I realised it’s only one link in a chain of interpretations,
of discursive power relations. Contemporary art is more stimulating when it comes to dealing with these structures.
I enjoy the company of…
Dealers are misunderstood because…
it looks like they are never working.
Fairs are important…
because no one is buying alone in this era. It's a live stock market, where everybody is trying to catch tweets by others. And they’re usually in beautiful cities, so they are fun to go to.
A recurring nightmare involves…
giving birth to a baby octopus.
My greatest achievement is…
having another career before running the gallery. It considerably adds perspective to life.
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