Wednesday Sep 24, 2003

Affordable Art

Here is yet another term that is off and smacks of hucksterism.

What does affordable art mean? Cheap? Bargain basement stuff?

If we are discussing fine art, then it is clear to the motivated art patron that he doesn’t have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire a piece for his collection. This means the patron must do his due diligence so that he can discern fine art from cotton candy. In this way, the patron can acquire fine pieces at relatively reasonable costs from as yet unknown artists—who create art no less worthy than those made by famous artists. The artist sets the price for what the artwork is worth to him at time. Haggling is unnecessary as it demeans the acquisition.

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