A couple of days ago, in conjunction with the latest big auction results of the season, the New York Times put together a five-question quiz that tests your current understanding of contemporary art-market trends. Whose work is worth more right now?
In it, Duchamp is pitted against Gober, Kippenberger against McCarthy, and even Currin against Dumas. Think fast! (TBH: This reporter did poorly on the quiz.)
Hindsight hint: In light of the recent sale of a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, which went for $57.3 million on May 10 at Christie’s in New York, you might want to avoid thinking you’re being set up with trick questions. These aren’t trick questions. Price absurdity is the new reality, and it’s the end of the world as we know it and we feel fine.
Take the quiz here.