“It’s just as absurd as the banking crisis,” said the best-selling, beloved artist Gerhard Richter at a press conference for his Tate Modern retrospective, whose Kerze (“Candle”) is about to fetch $9-14 million at Christie’s in London. “It’s impossible to understand and it’s daft.” Is there an anti-art market movement a-brewing?
Since #OccupyWallSt is growing from being a hippie protest to a Populist movement and spilling into cities nationwide, it’s inevitable that the institution of art selling and speculation will be confronted as well.
Ooh, this one is good:
Now, let’s see that manifesto!
@mfortki The revolution needs to ferret out the weasels in our midst. The 99% will not be divided. Are you counter revolutionary?
Welcome mete-meme war?