THE SELLER OF DREAMS

thelema
LE MARCHAND DE RÊVES

pen and watercolour on paper
2009 - 304 x 304 mm

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Not exactly the kind of person anyone should trust but rather the kind of thief who uses publicity to steal your heart, the one who tells you what to dream with the help of unethical, psychological tricks based on fear and uncertainty. The one who reduces his clients to mindless consumers, ready to be a nameless number on a marketing graph. In short: the class that took power when the European Nobility became decadent. They have no taste, hence the creation of an art-market selling the emperor's new clothes for fortunes. The more profit they make, the better movies are, etc etc...
They know, as Oscar Wilde put it so fine, the price of everything but the value of nothing.
Isn't it high time to put them back on the level where they belong?