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Subject: [Leica] Why Is Art Expensive?
From: imra at (Douglas Barry)
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:18:38 -0000
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Excellent article on that most peculiar and managed market, Jayanand. Buy 
what you like and hope that Jackie Wullschlager, or someone of that ilk, 
will write something nice about it, or that something dramatic happens to 
the artist. Interesting to think that some relatively meaningless item can 
have its cachet boosted by the taste of one influencer, or a quirk of fate.

I have three paintings by separate artists who, I discovered later, all 
represented Ireland at various Olympics - Olympic art competitions that is. 
Strange, but true. One of them won a bronze medal, so having discovered 
that, I'm waiting for some art historian to write about the painting 
Olympics and then for some wealthy oligarch collector to get completist 
urges about the artists who crouched down on the palette line to sprint to 
the blank canvas.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jayanand Govindaraj" <jayanand at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 12:09 PM
Subject: [Leica] Why Is Art Expensive?

> Interesting article:
> Like everything else, you have to work within the established system
> Cheers
> Jayanand
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