Museumgoers Think IKEA Painting is Real, Amazing, Worth Six Figures

Jay Hathaway · 03/20/15 02:00PM

Art is whatever people think it is, and what people think it is depends an awful lot on context: For example, whether the work is being displayed in an art museum by a dapper bloke in glasses and a vest, or whether it's sitting alongside other copies of the exact same print in an IKEA, with a listed price of €10.

Going, Going, Going Down

John Cook · 08/05/09 10:13AM

Sotheby's profit cratered last quarter, down 87% from the year before because for some reason people don't feel like spending millions of dollars on pretty pictures. Maybe a Cash For Classicism program would help?