Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Review of 'Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World'

Art is really about money, and the people who buy contemporary art often don't know what they like or why they should like it. Who knew? Well, everybody really.

But this is a nice documentary about the contemporary art world, with insights into some very sharp practices that border on fraud. I didn't get as angry as I would have watching a similar documentary about say banks, because I can't help but think of this as 'victim-less' crime - or at least one where it's hard to feel much sympathy for the victims. But the interlocking worlds of private super-rich buyers and public institutions are such that we are all being ripped off.

Watched on Netflix, a rare decent film there.

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