Art is money-sexy-social-climbing-fantastic

“Art is sexy! Art is money-sexy! Art is money-sexy-social-climbing-fantastic!” said former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Hoving. He wasn’t wrong. Art confirms financial and social status in a unique way. Fast cars and yachts will say a lot about your bank balance but buying art elevates you to a person of taste, a philanthropist, a patron. Chalotte Appleyard takes us on a trip
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“Art is sexy! Art is money-sexy! Art is money-sexy-social-climbing-fantastic!” said former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Hoving.

He wasn’t wrong. Art confirms financial and social status in a unique way. Fast cars and yachts will say a lot about your bank balance but buying art elevates you to a person of taste, a philanthropist, a patron.

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Charlotte Appleyard
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Charlotte Appleyard works for a private contemporary art fund. She studied Philosophy and Theology at Oxford University and Art History at the Courtauld Institute. She has previously worked for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery in London.
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