What Happened to the Art World?

“Think about what are considered the most valuable works of our time. Where is the beautiful or important idea or feeling in looking at a stenciled sign in block letters on a white ground from the movie Apocalypse Now by Christopher Wool?” In this half-hour lecture recorded at the Art Students League in January, painter Pat Lipsky dissects the capitalist machismo that fuels today’s art market and explores how it has transformed the notion of artistic value.

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