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There are too many Artists, thus Modernism was Born

From the Economic History Blog:

with the establishment of formal training for artists and salon system for exhibiting, painters began arriving on the market in numbers that could never satisfied by existing means of distribution (mainly the salon). This produced an ever burgeoning Artist Proletariat who constantly sought out new methods of retailing art.

Read more: How the Market Made Modern Art

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