THE ART NEWSPAPER |
With another concentrated week of New York art fairs upon us, it is all too easy to knock the experience, which leaves collectors shuttling in a daze from pier to pier and artists feeling like cows visiting a slaughterhouse. But where some see a slaughterhouse, I see an enormous economy of thousands of people, artists and art workers alike. There are serious challenges for the art business to address, but on the whole, I have a hard time finding fault with fairs as economic engines for the art world… Read more.
Image: Allowing galleries to alternate their annual commitment to fairs without losing their spot would address the overall “fair-tigue” syndrome that galleries and visitors face (Image: Joseph Ducreux, Self-Portrait, Yawning, 1783, courtesy the J. Paul Getty Mu