William Sarradet and Brandon Zech discuss the current speculation around figurative art, and how artists are impacted when their works sell for exorbitant prices.
“We pay a lot of attention to the flippers and the markets, but we don’t think about what it’s doing to the artists, because they’re contradictorily the people with the least power, even though it’s their work.”
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