More art, more money, more power
"But all this focus on money is not without consequences. Wealthy people who make donations to promote contemporary art don't say, "Here's some money, you go spend it how you like". They want to know that the interests of the museum or institution they are funding or giving to and their own interests are somehow in tune. And all this wealth can promote exclusivity. This year's Frieze had an admission price sufficiently high ([pounds sterling]50 for a combined ticket with sister fair Frieze Masters) that it's more likely to keep the average Londoner out rather than to encourage them in."
More art, more money, more power; London is second to none when it comes to creativity and now ArtReview's Power 100 list, published tomorrow, confirms that top-class galleries and the super-rich are turning the capital into the world's hottest contemporary art spot, says Mark Rappolt. (2013, October 23). London Evening Standard [London, England], p. 34.