Context Is Analysis
Art has always been supported by institutions and wealthy patrons. From the Medici family during the 15th Century to Gertrude Stein efforts in helping Pablo Picasso as a struggling artist. And certainly without the aid of Mrs. Stein, Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d Avignon“ would not exist. Contemporary art today has taken a completely different role in that it behaves more as an asset value than a work of art, in relation to market trends and devaluation.
Artsy and the recently new Amazon venture art.com are two notable examples. Contemporary art now exist within the global digital context of commodities and exchange for the acquisition of corporate value. Artist create within the confines of the studio and its up to the market to define its value. A new wave of “cool kids” are part of the buying and collecting art game experience and who gets…
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