Laura CUmming in The Observer: “Only bad artists and clueless, greedy collectors should fear the consequences of the economic meltdown. For the rest of us, it’s an ideal time to bring some rationality back to the art world.
What a triumphant new dawn this is when art will once again be viewed! And not only that, but these men and women may even be able to sell the good works and not just the bad and the ugly. For in the past decade, there has been no art too sorry to be sold at auction, no art too brainless, slapdash, repetitive, obnoxious or devoid of originality. Whatever you had, some dealer or auctioneer could probably sell it; the ravening maws were always eager to be stuffed.
More millionaires bought and sold art than at any other time in history. More art was constantly required. It hardly mattered whether the work had any meaning, let alone quality.”