Hoarders

If everybody’s not a beauty, then nobody is.”

– Andy Warhol

Revisionist最新一集Malcolm Gladwell一开始提出了疑问:纽约大都会艺术博物馆为什么大量积压永不见光的二百万件收藏品(能摆在展馆的只能是沧海一粟),也不救济那因疫情原因裁掉了的90多号员工?

以为又是讨伐 authoritarians的陈词滥调,但很快知道是在正名/赞美hoarding和hoarders(强迫性囤积症“患者”)。Malcolm后来去了Andy Walhol匹兹堡博物馆的储藏室,得知Walhol也是个hoarders,无论是价值连城的,或是最平民的市集的物品,都收集的堆积如山。这些物品对Walhol都是无价之宝。


Warhol曾经表达过他的艺术世界观:”If everyone is not a beauty, then nobody is.” 同样道理也可以解释Warhol以及hoarders的收藏怪癖吧:if every object is not beautiful, then no object is. Hoarders有一种才能(很不幸同时也是咀咒),就是她们可以看到objects本身的美,regardless市场给予这些objects的price tags。

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