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Andreas Gursky
99 Cent II (diptych)
2001
$1,771,653
Sotheby's, London
Feb. 7, 2007
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Art Market Watch

SPEED! MONEY AND THE GLOBAL ART MARKET
by Piroschka Dossi

Speed is a synonym for velocity and the slang term for amphetamine, a drug creating an ecstatic illusion of rapidity and efficacy. Money, which plays an increasingly important role in the dynamics of the global art market, has a similar effect. Money dynamizes and accelerates the art market -- not just temporarily but structurally. What are the effects on competition? And how do these affect art itself?

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