How I Learned to Love Art Fairs

The Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and a mere five years later the first of what has been a new global wave of art fairs opened in New York City at the Gramercy Park Hotel.  Think there’s a correlation between the collapse of Communism and art-market expansion? …

Strolling down the aisles, looking at artworks, chatting with friends and new acquaintances: this is what one does. It has a perfectly libidinal economy of passing impulse and random desire. It’s shopping.

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