The Manifestos of Embattled Art Dealers

As modern art drifted from the strident rhetoric exemplified by the writings of Wassily Kandinsky or André Breton towards the more playful, ironic, and self-aware mood of contemporary art circa the 1980s, the artist’s manifesto gradually faded into the stuff of history. Kandinsky opened his seminal 1911 text Concerning the Spiritual in Art with the line “Every […]