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Top 10 Artist Quotes about the Art World

Artists: they're just like us! At least when it comes to our shared frustrations with the art world...

“Now the art world has become the art market.” – Eric Fischl

"I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York." –Thomas Kincade

"There are times when the art world seems like a religious empire. There are great cathedral galleries and pilgrimage sites where treasured art pieces are displayed like holy relics, and this can certainly be a great pleasure on a rainy Sunday afternoon." –Michael Leunig

"For me,there has always been a disconnect with the sort of elitist structure of the high-art world - and my distaste for that is at odds with my feeling that art should aspire to do great things." –Shepard Fairey

"The art world has become so insular. The rules have become so autodidactic that, in a sense, they lose track of what people have any interest in thinking about,talking about, or even looking at." -Kehinde Wiley

"You never know about the art world because it's a matter of opinion. If you look a told art like Rembrandt and Vermeer, it's not completely a matter of opinion.The pictures confront you, and you see exactly what it is. In modern art, a lot of it is suggestive, and it becomes a matter of opinion." –Peter Saul

"I don't like a lot of the stuff that goes on in the art world, but it's hard to be old and like what goes on around you." –Frank Stella

"I've been slagged off completely by the art world." –Tracey Emin

"I try to avoid the 'art world' as much as possible. It's too much about fads and fashions - who's getting the best prices at auction and things like that." –Cornelia Parker

"The world of painting has nothing to do with the art world." –Caio Fonseca

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