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January 12, 2012

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nathan

One explanation given for the growth of the japanese coroprate art market in the 80's was that it was a less traceable way to give bungs.

you buy a painting, it sits in your office/safe.
when the buyout is negotiated - the painting comes with the building.

when people without a previous interest in art start buying they trend toward what is quicker to understand - hence the 80's mania for impressionism/post impressionism.
Maybe something similar ?

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