Welcome to the Abstract!
What is your experience with Abstract Art? Do you laugh at it or appreciate it? Do you think about art snobs who over-analyze everything, or wonder how the mess of colors that a 5-year old could draw is worth 10 million dollars? Well, I'm not here to change any minds about it, but modern abstract art is popular for a reason, they can't all be faking it. Today I'll be talking about the origins of abstract art, the difficulty of defining its price in the fine art market, and why seemingly simple pieces end up being so popular.
CC music by Scott Buckley, Jahazzar, and RizkeyG.
Sources and Further Reading:
Alex Mayyasi's detailed overview about this stuff
Making it in the Art world!
Jackson Pollock: Interviews, articles, and reviews