Spammer McFake asked a question of The Art Life that has pertinence for the art world:
“Should I buy cheap shoes that might not last that long or invest a bit more for some longer lasting ones?”
The temptation of a quick fix is something that’s familiar to us all. Just the other day we walked past Quality Shoes in Woy Woy and saw in the window a pair of black suede slipons that looked quite smart. The price however was a bit of a give-away – at just $20 it was certain that those shoes, even though they looked pretty good brand new, would turn into a sodden pair of cardboard boxes when exposed to even slight moisture. In an art world context, when it comes to buying art, the saying goes “buy what you like” because you’re going to be living with it for a long time. The problem is, if you do buy what you like, you’re just as likely to end up with the equivalent of those cheap slipons, and without some odur eaters, they’re gonna stink the place out soon enough…
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