Everything Must Go : Art and the market - Lewis Glucksman Gallery
November 28th to March 6th 2016
Everything Must Go explores the relationship between contemporary art, economics and value.
Featuring works by Irish and international artists, the exhibition emphasises the ways in which monetary
and historical value accrues through qualities that might appear peripheral to the artwork itself: context
and display, provenance and ownership, reputation and rarity.
Eric Fischl's Art Fair Paintings
Addressing the settings in which specific artworks are validated, valued, appraised or, in some instances,
overlooked, Everything Must Go includes Eric Fischl’s Art Fair paintings of collectors and dealers,
critics and curators, as they mingle amidst a backdrop of contemporary artworks. These large canvases
capture the uniquely frenetic atmosphere of the art fair, the hype and expenditure that drives the market and elevates the value of certain works.Value is never fixed; it is determined by the calculations of investors, the impulses of shoppers and the fluctuations of the marketplace. From the homes of private collectors to auction houses, luxury department stores to informal black markets, Everything Must Go looks at the spaces where objects are validated, appraised or, in some instances, overlooked.