Damien Hirst has done it again. He's defied tradition–this time by circumventing his galleries and offering new work for sale through Sotheby's. New work. Never-before-owned work. This is quite an interesting turn of events in the contemporary art market. What does it mean? Read the article about Hirst and the Sotheby's sale. (Thanks to Brian Kliewer for the heads up.)
We've known for years that things, because of the Internet, are changing in the art market. But we still can't put a finger on it.
What can we count on? What will remain the same? What can we say goodbye to forever?