Taking stock of the art market published by Saatchi Online Magazine

In our desire to fix what is wrong with the art market, we cannot crush the life from the Art. We need fewer artists doing the same thing and more artists pushing the boundaries stretched by artists from the past. We need independent voices willing to speak out and act as regulators of the marketplace – not regulators of the Art. We need critics willing to debate and stand up for what they believe. We need to recognize that there are artists all over the world quietly making interesting and challenging art, overlooked by the system and market.

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The Stinks and Rapids: Is Art Important?

We need fewer artists doing the same thing and more artists pushing the boundaries stretched by artists from the past. We need independent voices willing to speak out and act as regulators of the marketplace—not regulators of the Art. We need critics willing to debate and stand up for what they believe. We need to recognize that there are artists all over the world quietly making interesting and challenging art, overlooked by the system and market.

No More Glitzy Art?

IS GLITZY ART ON THE WAY OUT? Prices aren’t the only thing different about the art on offer at ABMB [Art Basel Miami Beach] this year: tough economic conditions have also influenced what many dealers have brought and what many collectors are buying. Eventually, the times may also affect what art is made. In a…

Mixed results in Miami

Art Basel, the largest art fair in America ended yesterday in Miami. Results this week will likely be mixed. Some art sold, but much went untouched. Crowds were smaller and some galleries bowed out. Hotels were easier to find. But celebrities were still sighted and parties still happened. According to Reuters, art was down but…