Leap Into the Void has been averaging about 4,000 visitors a month, and most of those arrive here by typing one thing or another into Google. Looking over search terms that this site collects, it seems that by typing multiple terms (like the name of an artist and a particular work, or the name of a show and some other detail) will often push my typing to the top of the list. Case in point: a recent surfer typed in "MOCA Index" and a couple of days ago my review (in the previous post) was listed first, with MOCA's page for the show listed second.
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:57 PM, daphné polski
wrote:Hi,My name is Daphné I am a french student in Art and I am searching since more than a week the email adress from Mr Charles Saatchi I was looking for it everywhere and the only way that i found was to send you an email.I've seen on google an email that he send you 2years ago so I hope that you have still his email.I know it's a weird request but please i'am begging you to give it to me and i swear I won't give my sources (insert 'wink' emoticon here) but it's so important for my studies and my career in the Art field !!!!!! Because i am looking for an internship and I am coming in London in October. He is my "guru" and i need advicePleaseeeeeeeeThanks in advanceDaphné
I think you are are referring to a previous post I made on my blog, Leap Into The Void.When Saatchi started up his web site for artists, he sent a mass email to a gigantic database his gallery culled together that asked people to submit their artwork. Being a non-native writer and reader of English, perhaps you didn't detect my sarcasm by referring to CS as a personal friend. His email--which was essentially spam--was written in the familiar as a ploy to generate more Internet traffic to his community of web sites. The "My Gallery" web site also provided him with a database of eager young artists his minions could cull through--potentially allowing him to invest relatively small sums of money in an artist's production--that could have the potential to create a large financial gain.
I expect that your desire to intern at Saatchi Gallery is focused on learning more about the business aspects of the art world. There are many great gallerists in London showing artwork of import and quality. Some have a keen eye, and place importance on ethically promoting artists that they admire to a larger world. Those dealers value art as an important cultural artifact over its value as a tradable commodity. If you are unable to secure an internship with Saatchi, I suggest you get in touch with some of the other galleries in London that exhibit artists you admire.
Good luck in your endeavors,