auction prices do not reflect artistic merit or brilliance. The reflect the art market at work, a playground for the rich and superrich, spending money on whatever looks like “high art,” regardless of whether it holds up to critical scrutiny. Auction prices reflect how much one individual (or organization) is willing to pay for some piece of art.” [via conscientious]

O valor de algo já não reside no sentido que possa ter/transmitir, mas na raridade e no preço que alcança.

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