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When Art Stars Lose Their Shine

artnet |Julia Halperin:

The results of New York’s auction gigaweek may be in, but the Frick’s Center for the History of Collecting offers a sobering reminder: Don’t read too much into them. The Dan Colens and Adrian Ghenies of today may well become the John Hoppners and Ludwig Knauses of tomorrow. Lest we forget, the original art-market boom—the Gilded Age—produced a number of artists who were outrageously successful in their day and have since become obscure footnotes to history. .While the Impressionists were languishing in poverty in the 1870s, a host of other artists —academic painters, aristocratic portraitists…read more

Image | Ludwig Knaus’s Mud Pies (1873). Now in the Walters Art Museum:

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