artnet news | Tim Schneider:
Every Monday morning, artnet News brings you The Gray Market. The column decodes three important stories from the previous week—and offers unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the art industry in the process. This week, we’re reviewing three dubious solutions around the industry…
POPULARITY CONTEST: On Wednesday, Margaret Rhodes investigated Artsy’s quest to raise humanity’s visual taste level en route to establishing “a world in which art is as popular as music”—a mission that, to me, raises more questions than a cryptic late-night text from a dead relative’s phone. The main reason? Like the socially awkward teen bookworm I once was, Artsy seems to be utterly confused about the mechanics of popularity in their current environment…read more
Image | Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club | Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach.