Finally had the chance to read Sophy Burnham's audacious and deliciously literary work of art world sociology, The Art Crowd. Interestingly, this was published over 30 years ago and, though a New York Times best-seller, did not come out in paperback until recently, via the Authors Guild's back-in-print program. (Well, if the publishing "business" is crazy, moreso the art business.) Click here to read my post about Burnham's other back-in-print book, The Landed Gentry.
P.S. Watch her YouTube video: Advice to Writers.
P.S.S. And about that black square? I have in mind the one by Kazimir Malevich. That was back when. Now it's Jeff Koons & co. Evil ha ha.