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The history of art impresario and art star figures operating for an extensive audience extends back to the 18th century. Art traders in Britain begun to be important in the time scale between 1714-1830 – unlike antiquities who acted according to the tastes of art patrons, they certainly were those who played a position in shaping tastes. At once, British and American artists, who envied the enormous entrepreneurial success of artists like Rubens and wanted to boost their status instead of being merely artisans, began to organize themselves and create their particular markets. The institution they used for this reason was the Royal Academy, led by an Englishman (Sir Joshua Reynolds) and then an American (Benjamin West).

The roots of the art-money relationship today go back to the founding of Burlington House, which hosted the Royal Academy exhibitions; Both opposite poles representing the artist’s attitude towards industry are summarized in the words of two men who lived in the 18th century. “Art can’t be made where money appears,” wrote William Blake, the fierce but weak enemy of Sir Joshua. Samuel Johnson in the other pole is around wholesaler as Blake: “No-one, except fools, wrote anything but money.”
It is advantageous to consider the truth somewhere between both of these poles, possibly the pole represented by Johnson as opposed to Blake will outweigh. The truth is, I was able to become art in places where money manifests itself. The idea that money, patronage, and trade automatically pollute the fountains of imagination is really a sophisticated fairy tale – a mythic that some utopian leftists and a few genius like Blake believed, but history clearly dictates. The works of Tiziano and Bernini, Piero della Francesca and Poussin, Reisener and Chippendale wouldn’t have existed without someone who paid for them – and paid well. Picasso had become a millionaire in 40, but this did not have an adverse affect his artistry. On the other hand, you will find such painters whose names I’ll leave to your imagination that even if they’re 30 millionaires, there might be no positive development within their artistry. It’s necessary to include front of young star candidates, who are wandering around as if they are indispensable Indian fabrics and swollen enough to exceed their ego height because of the art market, because of the insufficient self-interest and loss of self-confidence. Most of the time, money benefits artists more than harm. Nobody believes anymore that the grappling with the creditors who train on cold water and dry bread and rely on the doorway feeds the artist; Just as the belief that beating is a good breeding method, this belief almost lost its judgment.

So now I’m not going to repeat you a scenario that we have already been told by new conservatives and we’re already acquainted with: the story of talent that unnecessarily spoils with great funds from the National Arts Foundation and the Humanities Foundation. Anybody who meets the conditions of the American culture knows that the truth share in this story doesn’t go beyond the fantasies that Ronald Reagan has set up about poor people who made their food scorecards in vodka and received social aid allowances. Needless to say, both of these foundations spend unnecessary costs because cost efficiency is extremely hard in regards to works of art. It can also be true that a number of the products they support interest the minority taste and are liked by an elite group. However, the National Arts Foundation, so far as I am aware, doesn’t pay taxpayers $ 433.45 for a screwdriver or $ 1700 for a metal ladder, since the Ministry of Defense does; moreover, what we call war – a sophisticated sophist – is a minority appreciation that appeals to the taste of an elite. So my main intention here is not how a money-art relationship affects the artist, but what effect it is wearing art audiences – inevitably a mass that features artists and other art professionals, but has expanded tremendously over the past 25 years.

The church largely left its place to the museum as a symbolic focus of the American city. Museums are actually turned into low-cost mass media. With this specific transformation, museums adopted the strategies of other mass media, partly beneath the influence of transitions, partly intentionally: highlighting the magnificent show, cult of fame, masterpiece-treasure syndrome, etc. Only through these tools can museums wthhold the loyalty of the unprecedentedly broad audience, or rather, they think so.

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