Comments on: The Wrap: 2009 Just another WordPress weblog Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:08:45 +0000 hourly 1 By: APT Blog » A Predicate to Change Fri, 29 Jan 2010 15:35:11 +0000 [...] And while this is happening on the institutional level of museums, what is happening in the commercial sector? It is clear there are cracks in the system. As the galleries and auction houses struggle to pull ahead of unemployment and the fragile recovery from the recession, the second tier of the current chatter is: What lies in store for the gallery model? Some see Deitch’s departure as a clever golden parachute out of a high-flying plane that is going down—that his rebooting is a harbinger of the future and a paradigm shift in how transactional business will be conducted going forward. West coast art consultant Dorothy Goldeen’s blog recently observed following Miami Basel: “The Art Fairs have become the venue of choice for viewing and buying by the art-loving public. Sixty thousand people pass through Basel or Arco in a few days, while galleries have weeks that deliver only a few dozen viewers.”—Dorothy Goldeen [...]