The Business of Art: A Panel Discussion

Monday, April 02, 2012

We broadcast a panel discussion on artists and the business of art from our recent show in the Greene Space. Gallery owner Sean Kelly, Whitney Museum of American Art curator Carter Foster, and artists Pat Steir and Fred Wilson talk about the current state of the art market in light of the economic downturn and the impact of the exponential growth of art fairs.


Carter Foster, Sean Kelly, Pat Steir and Fred Wilson
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Comments [5]

Grigory Gurevich

Fortunately for some and unfortunately for other, Art machine is moving in unpredictable directions of fast production for the purpose of making BIG money for some, who wins a lottery of attention of welty, and most often people, who have no idea what they are buting. THere is no judjement baced on deep understanding of art, but purley on gambling of a lottery style.

Apr. 04 2012 01:29 PM
Andrea from Harlem

Thanks Leonard! I knew you were my friend :). I listen to you every day while I paint.

Apr. 04 2012 09:23 AM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

@ jgarbuz

Congrats on your continued effort to post the most ignorant simplistic drivel displaying your complete lack of knowledge regarding every subject you comment on. Bravo.

Apr. 02 2012 03:13 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

"Art" became a racket...ooops.. I meant big business after photography was invented. That put many portrait painters out of business, and so art had to do something other than just depict nature in a realistic manner. So "modern art" was born, where "avant garde" artists paint or otherwise depict "feelings" or emotions or whatever, and then they had to sucker in, or garner new wealthy patrons to buy into this new paradigm. And so the "modern art" business was born, and mostly rich people gamble or speculate on which artist or works of art will become popular and take off as very good return on investment.

Apr. 02 2012 12:22 PM
art525 from Park Slope

How sad that Mr Wilson proudly says he doesn't make art with his own hands anymore. For me life would be miserable if I wasn't making art with my own hands.

Apr. 02 2012 12:16 PM

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