Art of Quotation

"The artist exists because the world is not perfect" – Andrei Tarkovsky

art critic, Australian, writer

“The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.”


“The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.”

— Robert Hughes, Australian, writer, art critic


 

3 thoughts on ““The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.”

    1. This lament is not new and started about 100 years ago according to John Berger. But the big name artists are thought about and collected in contemporary times as if they were stocks or gold. Many artists have spoken against such practices. I’m reminded of Cezanne who only needed enough money to buy his canvases and divorced himself from this business of making artists ‘capital’.

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