in other words

Everything you ever wanted to know about the art market but didn't know who to ask

Having a Fool for a Client

Being an Advisor Doesn’t Make Me Immune

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BY Allan Schwartzman
publisher of In Other Words, co-founder of AAP & chairman of Sotheby's Global Fine Arts

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I have never understood the simple wisdom of clichés, adages and proverbs (or really what the difference is). I don’t know what it means to save a stitch in time (and probably could never get the hang of it) and, while I understand that ignorance can be bliss, for me it is torture. But there is a saying I do understand: a lawyer who serves himself has a fool for a client. The same just as easily applies to the art advisor. Indeed, I may well be that fool.

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