Do You Have to Be Rich to Make It as an Artist?

artnet news | Ben Davis:

On my end-of-the-year “Best Shows” list, I nominated Rachel Rose’s hypnotic Everything and More video at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In response, I received a concerned email from an acquaintance. He agreed that Rose’s work was “entrancing,” but wondered “if production value isn’t a significant part of the enchantment,” pointing out that Rose might have an advantage in this area: She hails from one of New York’smost powerful real estate fortunes… Read more 

Image: Rachel Rose, detail of still from Everything and More (2015), on view at the Whitney Museum, from October 30, 2015 to February 7, 2016. Photo: Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.