It almost goes without saying that, within the worlds of both street culture as well as high fashion, art has played a very integral role in shaping the current landscape. One of the broadest terms with sweeping subjective definitions, “art” can take shape in an innumerable amount of mediums. Be it hung on a gallery wall, cast into a sculpture or vinyl toy, or emblazoned across a city wall, art, whether for better or worse, is one of the many fields that also harbors its own heavily commercialized sector. The monetization of art. But, on the other hand, one of the benefits of art, is that there are certain works that are made accessible at every level of financial income – be it the caliber of the likes of Damien Hirst or $45 million Roy Lichtenstein pieces or the many artists and creatives that exist on the more local scale – it is something that can potentially be enjoyed by all. What are your thoughts and do you buy art?
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