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Madboy: Beyond Mad Men: Tales from the Mad, Mad World of Advertising by Richard Kirshenbaum

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CHAPTER EIGHTAD LAND, THE PLACE WHEREART MEETS COMMERCE

ADMEN CLEARLY NEED TO HAVE an artistic vision as an integral part of their creativity. And if they are able to tap into or embrace that vision, so much the better. Given that, it’s no surprise that admen have always been great art collectors. Since advertising is one of the few businesses where art meets commerce, it’s only natural. After all, who would have a better-trained eye for the emerging new or the remarketing of the old, then an adman? Art and the art world are (hopefully) in our ad DNA. Just this year, the daughter of a legendary adman sold her Picasso for a record price. From Jay Chiat to Charles Saatchi’s own personal London museum, The Saatchi Gallery, admen lead the way with ...

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