Buying Art Has to Hurt a Little

Ensconced in Berlin, one of the world’s top creative hubs, Gregor Hildebrand has caught the eye of discerning curators at institutions like the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Saarland Museum in Saarbrücken, and esteemed collectors like the Rubell Family Collection and the Margulies Collection in Miami have snatched up his work, and editors at brainy publications like Artforum love to write about him. In-the-know dealers at Galerie Perrotin, Wentrup Gallery and Almine Rech place the artist’s work with top-shelf art dealers, too.

You’ll recognize historical phenomena like magnetic tape, vinyl records, and compact discs in Hildebrandt’s paintings, sculptures, and installations, which delve into cultural phenomena like music and movies. In this video, a fun-loving Hildebrandt talks about the inspirations for his work, and invites his studio assistants to a vitally important meeting: a smoothie break.