Working on this…
Wealth is in all the wrong places in the art world. Let’s give it back to artists, museum workers, art handlers (these all overlap like crazy), and the good guys/gals in general.
Mission: Save the art world from greed. Save the museum world from greed. Redistribute wealth to those who have earned it.
Method: Start with crowd-sourced donations that will go to museums. (I’m doing this now and have raised $700 since Saturday.) This will empower them to be able to say NO to corporate interests, foundations who want to pander to minority children in a belittling way that doesn’t really serve their interests, wealthy donors who want to show their art in museums. (See [unnamed trustee]‘s upcoming show at [unnamed major art museum] for an example, unless he’s planning on giving it all to the museum which would make it totally kosher.) This would otherwise be the New Museum fiasco or Sensation or the BMW motorcycle show at Guggs all over again.
Artists don’t make anything after selling works. They should. Let’s register art works like guns and track them and their sales. Maybe ARS can help in ensure that artists get some $$$ for resales of their pieces. Why should Charles Saatchii or Dakkis Jannou be able to buy up a bunch of an artists’ work, make them famous, and resell it for a huge profit without the artist seeing a penny. Let’s change that. Now.