Art

Australia’s Gallery World (Part II)

Art became a more serious enterprise in the late 1980s, when larger and larger amounts of money began to change hands. Newly established private galleries were sometimes exploratory excursions by the very well-heeled—or the strategy of a group of investors who expected returns. The art students flooding the art schools (now annexed to the universities) were encouraged to comport themselves like small businesses, and with the art schools under the wing of the universities, grim professionalism and naked careerism replaced the paint-spattered bohemian, the cheerful layabout, and the uncomplicated notion of supporting one’s less accessible work through “commercial art”—the prerogative…

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