Christopher Floyd (drdeleto) wrote,
Christopher Floyd
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Contemporary Art Works as Relics

Here's a quite long, but fascinating dissection of the lucrative contemporary art market through the lens of... Medieval relics??

The central argument seems to be that what is often assumed to be (reasonably so) a matter of cult of personality, fashion, or status-seeking--a la the cliched Renaissance genius/patron model, Michaelangelo and the Medicis, etc.--is quite possibly a cult of physical incarnation, a la the One True Cross or the Shroud of Turin.
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