What the art market is really about


Jerry Saltz“People always walk out of auctions nattering utter nonsense. ‘It’s a smart market.’ Or ‘People are really going after quality’.

Forget that none of this has anything to do with ‘quality’ or being ‘smart’. These spectacles now happen dozens of time all over the art-money map. All of it without raise eyebrows, skepticism, or honest assessments that none of this matters except to the handful of people it matters to. That none of it has anything whatsoever to do with art. Let along ‘quality.’ Or ‘smartness.’ ”

– by Jerry Saltz , the art critic of our time

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