“It’s a world of the rich, by the rich, that’s divorced now from the comparatively normal. “You work in newspapers,” he said. “It’s similar to that, in the way that private equity has profited off of the media industry and left journalists and editors holding the bag. That’s the case in the art world. A small amount of people has gotten very, very rich off it and everyone else has suffered greatly. And there’s no turning back once you get there.””
This is an incredibly long piece but I found the first two parts fascinating. I studied color in college and I fell in love with Rothko's work then. But I didn't know anything about what happened with his works after he died. I also found the more modern scandal really interesting. But the part that moved into the Trump years wasn't as interesting to me, maybe because I lived through it.