This week we try to sort out the quagmire of art fairs. Ray Beldner and Steve Zavaterro chat with us about their controversial new art fair, and Ethan Rafal gives his take on the commercial art world in general. Hopefully you'll call/text us this week, listeners! Come on, people! 419 351 6606
All the music in this episode is from the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra
Omni Commons in Oakland - "create a people-powered space to share, organize, and commune."
Potluck for Gathering People and Data - Royal Nonesuch Gallery January 17, 6-8pm
stARTup Art Fair - see for yourself!
New York Times article we were talking about.
Ethan Rafal - take a book look!
Le 1% C'est Moi by Andrea Fraser
“...a one percentage point increase in
the share of total income earned by the top 0.1 percent triggers an increase in art prices of about 14 percent... It is indeed the
money of the wealthy that drives art prices. This
implies that we can expect art booms whenever income inequality rises quickly. This seems
exactly what we witnessed during the last period
of strong art price appreciation, 2004 - 2007." - “Art and Money", in: Yale School of Management Working Paper, No. 09–26 , Yale School of Management, April 28 , 2010 .