On The Market
"Here are some more qualities that make a work of art valuable: it is ?representative? (it looks like?and was executed in the same era as?other valuable works by the same artist); it has ?a good provenance? (important people have owned it before); it is ?included in the literature? (critics or historians have written about it in a museum catalogue or book published by a university press). Adolph Gottlieb paintings should have sun-discs in them. Cy Twomblys are best with squiggles. When it comes to Ellsworth Kelly, the more ?totemic? the better."