Here’s a bunch of articles for you to read on the topic of the 1980s art boom/bust (they’re all pretty short, don’t panic!):
- https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1990/12/16/912590.html?pageNumber=173 (Links to an external site.)
- https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/115-years-manic-market-go-go-80s-9614/ (Links to an external site.)
- https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-glitz-excess-1980s-shaped-contemporary-art (Links to an external site.)
- https://news.artnet.com/market/how-the-art-world-became-the-art-industry-1710228 (Links to an external site.)
Sum up the overall message of these articles: what happened in the art market in the 1980s that was notable or different? How is that affecting the art world as we know it today? What about the artworks that were created — how do they reflect this changing world?
No citation needed. Just summary.