the new decorating craze: video art!
I often wondered how video artists sold their work. I know that museums collect video art but where is the market for the typical collector? Paintings are easy: just slap 'em on the wall and sculptures: even easier...put 'em on the coffee table, pedestal or outside. So how does one display video art? Should the owner play the original video art, should there be copies made, what happens when the video isn't playing - do you keep a blank tv screen, what if dvd's become outdated....? In a recent NY times article a pair of collectors have become obsessed with video art and have let it take over there house. The article explains some of the issues tied with this new form of art.