Thursday, March 30, 2017
Plays About the Art World? Not Sold
The New York Times: When the art market bubbled in the late 1980s, playwrights took notice — and wrote such works as Donald Margulies’s “Sight Unseen” (1991) which orbits around a hyped-up painter, and Yasmina Reza’s “Art” (1994), set amid the Paris collecting class. Yet even when compared to the go-go 1980s, the last 15 years have been transformative for the art market, with ever higher prices for at least a subset of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture.