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ARTnews Executive ditor Robin Cembalest is an award-winning investigative reporter who has published articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and El Pais, in addition to many[…]

Cembalest thinks this is an idealist – and incorrect – notion.

Question: Has business corrupted art?

Robin Cembalest:  No.

Question: Where as it had the most influence?

Robin Cembalest: There are so many artist out there, all over the world that are making art really - I know it sounds idealistic, really because they are artist and they just have to make things and they come through the art schools, where they do not go to art schools and may be they are influenced by a trend or a theory, may be they even want to make money from art, but they are making art, I have never really met that many people that make art, just to make money. There are so many other ways to make money. It is same with investing in the end, they hear about these people that want to make money from investing. You can make so much more money investing the traditional ways, than you can from investing in art that there is certain mythology about that, even though yes, of course some people have made money from buying art.

Recorded: 1/14/08