Dave Hickey Wants Out of Art


At The Observer, Dave Hickey announces that he is desisting from the art world.

The professor, art critic and author of The Invisible Dragon declares that art is now a tourist industry.

“As a former dealer, Hickey is not above considering art in terms of relative valuation. But his objections stem from his belief that the art world has become too large, too unfriendly and lacks discretion. ‘Is that elitist? Yes. Winners win, losers lose. Shoot the wounded, save yourself. Those are the rules,’ Hickey said.”

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →