Viewing art far and wide is only way to build skillful art appreciation

Business Day | Fred Scott:

While everyday advice on buying art states one should only buy art one likes, which is certainly true, it does not answer the question of why certain pieces are more valuable than others.

One may ask what makes works by William Kentridge or Marlene Dumas, two South African-born artists who command steep prices at home and abroad, more valuable than that of other artists?… Read more

Image: Top dollar: The worth of artworks, such as these by South African-born artist Marlene Dumas, is determined by its artistic features and its monetary value. Picture: Sunday Times