Is art more popular than oil?

At least in one spot in the world, art surpasses drugs, health, oil and even food. This is according to the 30 day running totals compiled by the “grey lady” of news, The New York Times. While many journals, magazines and papers cover fine art, the obvious reason is that New York continues to remain a premier destination for the arts. Sure liberal readership has typically turned to the NYT for direction. What would happen if the search result would actually be converted offline; demand for art exceeded other necessities?

Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing and private sales.

An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis – in addition to maintaining his tenure as Vice President of GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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