In one of the sadder ironies surrounding MoMA’s decision to increase its admission fee, a large number of the artists whose work hangs on MoMA’s walls were poor during their own lifetimes. Many were so poor, in fact, that were they alive today, they would not be able to afford to go see their own art hanging on the museum’s walls.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Poor artists not welcome
Laurie Fendrich articulates some of the reasons why MoMA's latest admission price hike is a bad idea.