From the walls of museums and galleries, the world’s best-preserved works of art have come to an abrupt and devastating end.
Art lovers, art historians and even art collectors are grappling with what happened when art collectors suddenly decided to give up on art altogether.
Art historians, art collectors and even the Wall Street Journal have been wondering if the end of the great art world was coming sooner rather than later.
The art world may never be the same.
Art collector Michael Siegel said: “Art collectors don’t just want art, they want to have art.
And when art is gone, it’s gone forever.”
He said that in recent years, collectors were beginning to realize that the art world had become a one-man show, with little or no interest in art from the start.
“It’s very much the case that you have very few museums and collections that are going to hold any value at all in terms of art,” he said.
But Siegel is also concerned that collectors are not investing in art because they don’t see it as a long-term investment.””
The art is in these collections, but it’s in a bubble.”
But Siegel is also concerned that collectors are not investing in art because they don’t see it as a long-term investment.
“The reason that the world has become a collection-oriented, collection-dominated world is because art collectors want to invest in art, not just for their own collection, but for the future of the art industry,” he added.
“There are so many other things that the collectors want, but they’re not investing into them, because the money that they would be making in that way is not a meaningful investment to them.”
Art history professor and professor of art at Yale University Michael Ochsner said: ‘The Wall came to a very violent end’While the end may have been imminent for art collectors, Siegel says that it wasn’t inevitable.
“What I would say is that this is the end, not necessarily in a bad way, but certainly not the end,” he told Al Jazeera.
“I would say that it is not the last day for art.”
The art industry was once one of the worlds greatest wealth generators.
But now, it is a one man show.
Art collectors were a key part of the industry.
But that is no longer the case, and Siegel believes that the rise of the digital era has been a blow to the art market.
“In the digital age, collectors are just not going to do that anymore,” he explained.
Art collector Mike Siegel, left, with artist Paul Rignot, right, during the Wall’s restoration in 2006.”
So the art that has been available for decades, it will be disappearing very soon.”
Art collector Mike Siegel, left, with artist Paul Rignot, right, during the Wall’s restoration in 2006.
Siegel believes the art of the past was in the form of a single work, the Art Nouveau era.
“This is what art collectors were looking for,” he observed.
“But that wasn’t the case with the art.”
So now, there’s a lot of speculation that art is going to go out of style in the next five years or 10 years.
“If that’s the case – and that’s not likely – then what will be left of art will be more like a collection of books than a collection, because that’s what art is about.”
A wall in the Louvre in Paris, France, is decorated with the artwork of artists including Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Monet, Titians, Gauguin, Picasso, Mona Lisa, Picassos and Goya.
It is believed to be one of only 50 works by Michelangelo and is one of 20 works by Titian in the museum.
More than a century after the Wall fell, art remains in decline, with some museums having only one or two of the most valuable works of Art Nouvelle art in existence.
“As much as we’d like to see art survive, it won’t,” said Siegel.
We have to come up with a way to rebuild art.”