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Andrea Fraser as a museum docent in her video Welcome to the Wadsworth: A Museum Tour, 1991
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ART AND MONEY; MONEY AND ART
by Emily Nathan

Martha Buskirk, Creative Enterprise: Contemporary Art between Museum and Marketplace, 2012, Continuum Press, New York, 392 pp., $39.95.

In her new book Creative Enterprise: Contemporary Art between Museum and Marketplace, released last month by Continuum Press, the scholar Martha Buskirk cuts the crap, to use an appropriately unsavory term, and makes it almost impossible for the rest of us not to. Art and money, money and art -- these seemingly contrary functions are inextricably linked, she asserts, and have always been. Hardly a novel idea, though we still seem loathe to admit it.

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