In the current issue of VoCA’s favorite magazine, Art + Auction, Jori Finkel tries – without success – to present an opposing argument to what we have been saying for months (along with other critics, including the fabulous New Yorkers Holland Cotter and Jerry Saltz):
That the economic shakedown is the best thing that could have happened to the art world.
Will Kent Monkman, one of Canada’s most overrated artists (we think), survive the recession?
Si je t’aime prends garde à toi, 2007. Image: canadianart.ca
Finkel writes: “For the past six months, several critics and curators and the occasional artist have been celebrating the fall of the art market as though it were something separate from the art world, stuck on a painting like a bogus price tag….”
“There are countless flaws with this line of thinking, but I will just point out a few of the most dangerous.”
We couldn’t resist this image of ‘art star’ Terence Koh. Fabulous. Will his work survive? We wonder…
Read the full article HERE and let VoCA know your thoughts, below.