Thursday, March 30, 2006

Art and economics ...

Michael Blowhard comments on Tyler Cowen's New Book. (Hat tip, Inquirer economics columnist Andy Cassel.)

I mentioned the other day that, once upon a time, I was a gallery director. It's a wonderful way of curing yourself of any romantic notions regarding the art world. As an art critic and I once concluded, if what goes on in the art world every day of the week went on in the halls of government or on Wall Street, people would go to jail.

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  1. As it is, not enough people from those two venues go to jail.

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  2. Well, we could at least try to make up the slack by throwing in a few from the third venue.

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  3. Fine by me. The pretentious, impenetrable twaddle that art critics gabble must surely be against the law somewhere. And while you're at it you can clap wine writers in irons for the same crimes against humanity.

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  4. You'll get no argument from me on either count.

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