untangling the awkward relationship between art and money

Art as spectator sport? Should we be asking artists to give 110% and go the whole nine yards?

“I look forward to the time when honours can be bestowed simply for the meaning of a man’s work – without enticing paintings into the competitive arena.”

Mark Rothko, 1958.

(Images via metmuseum.com; Mark Rothko portrait via ‘The Legacy of Mark Rothko’, Lee Seldes)

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