Honesty is refreshing. It is especially refreshing in an area that is plagued with opacity – the art market.
While most tend to think the art market impacts us little, it is that other cog in the wheel which keeps the visual arts ecosystem rolling. Many acquisitions at our national and state institutions are brokered through commercial galleries and private dealers, both locally and internationally. However, the international reputation and promotion of Australian artists is largely the domain of their Australian dealers; and they often provide the only flow of cash that keeps artists off unemployment queues.