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Tuymans Notes “Flexibility” in Artist-Dealer Relations in New Global Artworld

Kenny Schachter as Blofeld

The Art Newspaper has a brief analysis of the new landscape of big-name artist representation in an international artworld: it’s even more cutthroat than before, or more openly so: ““the art world is changing. It seems that anything goes, and there’s no such thing as exclusivity any more,” says gallerist Victoria Miro.

But the best quote in the piece, full of the resigned determination to put the best face on a system that’s done well by him, is from artist Luc Tuymans: “The art world is like the diamond trade because it’s totally based on trust. If you abuse that trust, then you’re out, but this does mean there is an enormous amount of flexibility.”

Rachel Lehmann of Lehmann Maupin Gallery sums up the situation more directly: “there are no rules.”

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