The Easel

Market Values

Art market theorizing on a grand scale. Prices for figurative art are currently healthy because “society wants truth from its art in a time of social distrust”. In placid times we like the ambiguity and “messiness” of abstraction. How does this view fit with Impressionism and Cubism emerging in Paris at a time of great social change? And, do New York auctions reflect the broader art world? Hmmn.