Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered how it could possibly be so popular or even be considered art? The latest trends in the art world are not very aesthetically appealing to a lot of people, although people in the art world are amazed at the talent of some artists. Consider for a moment a piece of art that clearly describes how dismembered corpses are raped, this is one of the first works of art for a popular artist, and there are not many people who would really consider such a painting beautiful.
The article on Quartz explains how the art galleries manipulate the acceptable taste of the art world at any particular time as well as the value of an artist. If you would like to purchase the work of an up and coming artist, you would have to go to an art gallery. There are a variety of factors that go into depicting the price of specific piece of art, such as the artist brand and the taste of the current market.
There are various alternatives available, but we are going to have to wait and see whether or not they can be implemented and change the art world.