contemplating Sarah Thornton‘s arguments for not writing about the art market, I find argument number 8 especially interesting:

8. It implies that money is the most important thing about art.

As an art-critic, my job is to ignore the money side of art in my search for meaning. But we all know the money issue is integrated in art shows from the beginning; who gets to show art – where & why …

Money talks loudly and easily
drowns out other meanings. The
general public’s interest in money
takes art stories out of the art
section and into the front pages of
newspapers… but maybe art is better
served when the articles about it are
at the back

eva hesse diary

Eva Hesse, 1965 Appointment Diary

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