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Creativity and Commerce

Douglas Dreishpoon, Art in America Magazine

The relationship between creativity and commerce has always been vexed—perhaps never more so than today. Few would deny that the art world has grown exponentially since the end of World War II. The buying and selling of art, like the production of art, has become a global enterprise—an amoeba-like mega-business with an insatiable appetite for the new.

Drieshpoon explores the notion that the increased probability of a fiscal windfall has affected creativity in the art world.