Charlie Finch has a radical proposal to save the art world in his Artnet column. It starts with all of those “dentists, trophy spouses, trust fundees and hedge funders” pitching in and ends with this proposal:
What is needed is for these fortunate folks to step forward publicly in a new kind of alliance which will target struggling galleries and artists for rescue. High-profile collector-curated shows of work that they already own, in which these collectors would publicly sell desirable work at a loss, subsidizing dealers and even giving a resale percentage to the artists who created the work, would be an excellent start.
Your thoughts on this idea?
Will Collectors Step Forward? (Artnet)