the whole world burns

Archive for January 2009



15-person pedal-powered bus

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The modern art bubble


The bubble in contemporary art is about to pop. It has exhibited all the classic features of the South Sea bubble of 1720 or the tulip madness of the 1630s. It has been the bubble of bubbles--balancing precariously on top of other now-burst bubbles in credit, housing and commodities--and inflating more dramatically than all of them. While British house prices took six years to double at the start of this century, contemporary art managed it in just one, 2006-07.

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