Does It Matter If Art Is an Industry?

Searching for the Gross Domestic Art index; Florence and Herbert Irving Strike Again

Artnet released it semi-annual market report this week with the cover line, “the art world is over, welcome to the age of the art industry.” The pitch continued with the sort of statement only a straw man could love: “Once the modestly sized province of passion-driven dealers and connoisseurs, the art market today exists as an interconnected global netw…

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