First let me encourage you to view The Price of Everything. A new documentary directed by Nathaniel Khan. There is no disputing that it is an excellent film. It has prompted me to spend some time thinking about the contents movie. It forced me to think deeply about the art world and my little place within it. Actually I was unsettled by it. But in the end I am comforted by it too.
But before I get to that here are my thoughts on the movie, art prices and more.
Have you ever tried to learn music? Perhaps play a musical instrument? Probably. I know I have and still do. I have strummed a guitar. Tickled a few ivories. Persisted with the harmonica. Just as a hobby you understand. I know I am not a musical genius. My musical talent lurks in the village idiot category. I have made peace with that and yet I do try and improve my playing.
What I quickly discovered is that playing an instrument has amazing similarities to painting. This is a little disturbing to me as a teacher. Within this truth is a horrible thought.