Warhol: The Bellwether of the Art Market

The Econ­o­mist has just released a nice pho­to slideshow look­ing back at the trans­for­ma­tive work of Andy Warhol. In five quick min­utes, Sarah Thorn­ton (the co-author of The Econ­o­mist’s new report on the art mar­ket) gives you a quick feel for how Warhol changed the con­tem­po­rary art scene, the role of the artist, and the size/mechanics of the lucra­tive art mar­ket. In 2007, at the height of the art boom, Warhol remained the high­est gross­ing artist at auc­tion, a tes­ta­ment to his last­ing influ­ence on the art world. Thanks Chris for the tip!

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Picas­so’s Guer­ni­ca in 3D

Rod­in’s Gates of Hell

The Art His­to­ry Web Book

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