the Aboriginal Art Market is

put under the spotlight on Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios’ blog Art Matters in a detailed analysis of the effects of the auction end of the market. Her thesis (the effects of framing contemporary Indigenous art as ethnographica rather than as fine art) would seem to have been borne out by the results of the latest Sotheby’s auction. Alas, The Australian has reported her work with characteristic morbidity, worthy of The Roth

And, from the advertisement above, they just haven’t got the message… MWA writes: “Just as the market in ethnographic art reveres paintings by the older generation of artists, it also rewards cultural and social isolation…” Read on at the link above.

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