Where Does Art Come From?

September 9, 2014 9:03 PM

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Where Does Art Come From?

We, as the public, only see a small number of works compared to the volume of work and the potential for exhibition. It comes from artists who have their own money, those who find patrons, or from those few who, with sheer tenacity, will themselves over walls and through gauntlets of "NO!"

The democratization of content creation and distribution was supposed to disrupt that scenario. But, old systems are adept at replicating themselves on new machinery. Even clunky ones rely on strong balance sheets to buy time: to learn, wait, acquire. According to one of the sharper critics of the d...

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