22.3.12

How Damien Hirst tried to transform the art market (via Telegraph)

"Ahead of a Tate retrospective, Colin Gleadell sees how the maverick artist Damien Hirst has fought to ensure that he, rather than future buyers, makes the most money from his work. In his television documentary The Mona Lisa Curse, the pugnacious and persuasive art critic Robert Hughes argued that traditional values which judge art by its quality have been overridden by marketing and hype, and that, in the present consumer culture, the only meaning left for art is a financial one. Perhaps today, the millions who visit museums do so in order to contemplate art’s financial rather than aesthetic values." Lees verder: How Damien Hirst tried to transform the art market - Telegraph.

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