While in LA, I was astounded by a kind of linguistic jockeying that seemed to have taken hold.  In discussing the effect of the economic downturn on the art world, I listened to person after person describe the situation with carefully crafted phrases guaranteed to ameliorate: "It's the best thing for art.  We can get more serious now..." "I no longer have to worry so much about sales; now I can give my attention to the work..." "We needed to re-balance..." "We'll have to learn a new... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 6/8/09