It is not easy to determine the artistic quality of a painting or a sculpture. There is often an element of fashion tied to the art market. But besides fashion and supposed expert views, can one be free in one’s choices and artistic tastes?
The value of an artwork depends on supply and demand, which is often reflected in the price of an artwork obtained at auction.
A high rating – or high price – is the pinnacle of artistic recognition. To be highly rated, one must be known and recognized. Unfortunately, the notoriety of an artist often becomes the only criterion to recognize the quality of his work.
Does this mean that a good artist, is necessarily a known artist?