Eli Broad Quotes and Comments
Inspirational Art Quotes by the American philanthropist
and art collector Eli Broad
born Eli Broad - United States of America,
June 6, 1933 / Lives USA
Eli Broad collects contemporary artists that include
Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and Roy Lichtenstein.
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+ I don't think the market can keep going up.
In the U.S., we see real estate not going up..
houses are selling at lower prices. You can't
have anything going up 10 percent to 20 percent
to 30 percent indefinitely.
+ People always say congratulations. When youre
a successful bidder it means youre willing
to spend more money than anyone else. Im
not sure if thats congratulations or condolences.
+ Contemporary art challenges us.. it broadens
our horizons. It asks us to think beyond the limits
of conventional wisdom.
+ I can imagine no more important contribution
to our countrys future than a long-term
commitment to improving urban K-12 public schools.
+ Unfortunately, we're paying more for Koons
than we did in the 1980s. But if you're a collector,
you buy a work when you find it. We don't pause
when prices rise. The only thing that happens
is our insurance bills go up.
+ To me, money is a means to do good. I reached
a point in my life where I had enjoyed tremendous
business success that afforded my family everything
we could possibly want. My wife and I then decided
that we could use our wealth to make a difference.
So we created the Broad Foundations to do four
things: to improve urban public education, to
support innovative scientific and medical research,
to foster art appreciation for audiences worldwide
and to support civic initiatives in Los Angeles.