I just finished watching the twelve You Tube episodes of “The Mona Lisa Curse.” Robert Hughes, art critic, delivers interesting insight and punch into the culture of art, money and investment.
A few points:
1. Do people go to “see” art or to really “look” at it?
2. Large auction prices, are they feeding off of artists?
3. Is art only become an investment? I remember a buyer telling me that he better get a return on his purchase of my art…
4. Branding of the art and artist to become a commercial product.
Thank you Emily Clawson for the links: