What is clear is that against the elegant backdrop of such noblesse oblige is a growing breed of money changers whose idea of cultural enrichment involves buying and selling works of art as if they were trading them on the New York Stock Exchange.
t can be intimidating if this is your first time to an art opening or art fair; but, despite some quirky old misconception that has hung around for way too long, art is not just for the rich or privileged. Art is for everyone. It's practically one of the Ten Commandments.
Decisions about buying art are complicated; people are emotional, sensitive and often uptight when it comes to figuring this stuff out, and let's face it, most galleries are not staffed with people who are eager to leap to your assistance.