"The problem is no longer that artworks will end up as commodities, but that they will start out as such. Expanded scale and intensified pace have cast over the art arena a veneer of glamor that further imbalances it all."Image credit: picture of Pulse Miami 2008 ripped from e-flux website
-Thomas McEvilley, Art & Discontent: Theory at the Millennium
"Most of what the...art world has to offer is glamour. Glamour, like the art world itself, is a highly fickle and commercially driven enterprise that contributes to...the 'humdrum.' It appears and disappears."