Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fair appraisal

With the Melbourne Art Fair and New Fair just around the corner here is an artist and an art critic on art fairs in general.

"It’s like seeing your parents have sex. Even though you know it happens, you just shouldn’t be there"
American artist John Baldessari 

"Anyone can walk up to dealers and button-hole them with the four-work profanity 'How much is that?' Curators, critics, and artists complain, but few stay away.” 
New Yorker art critic Peter Schjeldahl