& let me entertain you anyway.
It’s all fake.
Everything is fake.
And I don’t mean the quiet science about art, in university or somewhere else. This quietness, this striving, this deep digging, breathing dusty books, for months, years. Circling around the same thing always.
Feel my weight!
I mean the art market. The art market is fake. A huge show. An even bigger entertainment. The hype is real! Everything is loud, even if the artwork might be quiet and super soft, behind this artwork, there’s nothing gentle. It’s business! often faster than the speed of light.
It’s oversaturated, indulgent, an insatiable huge wolf in sheep’s clothing, on a mission for art.
It’s the world’s Las Vegas!
It’s the class clown, who will later lead a far more successful, happier, and more colorful life than any diligent top student. Passing by real life, you sly one, breaking all the rules!
It’s all fake!
Is it the bear, the bull, the Wolf of Wall Street?
Gulliver’s Travels of conscience?
Peter Pan wonders about Alice in Neverland, and the other way round?
Planet of the Power Apes. And I love this world so much!
Be entertained, even if you hate being entertained in all its storytelling, this bottomless superficiality, seemingly creating value. Feel it, absorb it, this is the way to make it through!
Saying it’s all about the money? Well, we all know you love money anyway! And you can’t beat someone, something, tralala, that never gives up. Let me tell you, as much as science might be an overdose of „Sitzfleisch,“ the art market has an infinitely long breath.
Breathe! And look at art. If it helps you look for the truth, the meaning, the sense behind it. It’s there too.
Greatest fun with a purpose!
The art market is like an Indian bareback racing horse, painted with artificial colors. Seen in Sheridan in July : The real horse. And in Denver lately : A painting.
To put it in a nutshell: The art market knows how to party!
Sheridan is a city in Wyoming, and my first-time-rodeo-Indian-bareback-horseracing-experience.
Artwork: by Marc Dennis, New-York-based.