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"Money Makes the Art World Go Around" Kicks Off New Artscope Magazine Issue

QUINCY, MA--(Marketwire -09/05/12)- Taking a cue from the famous Broadway musical "Cabaret," the September-October issue of Artscope -- http://www.artscopemagazine.com -- focuses on "... money, money, money ..." as it makes art world go around.

According to Kaveh Mojtabai, Artscope magazine Publisher, "Contributor Donna Dodson discusses how all art collectors hope that works they obtain will appreciate in value over time, especially if the price tag is five figures or more. In today's world of hyper-coverage by the media of all things financial, we took an extraordinary step to compare how art has become a commodity and see how it compares to other investments."

The keynote article in the September-October issue 'corners' the market with perspectives by Levin Art Group director Todd Levin; artist Andrew Witkin, director of the Barbara Krakow Gallery; Richard Polsky, author of "I Bought Andy Warhol " and "I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon)"; and Christine Pfister, owner of Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia.

In answer to "Don't the best works of art cost the most money?" Andrew Witkin, director of the Barbara Krakow Gallery succinctly said, "There is no empirical way to say what 'the best' are. Even if one could define various categories of the best, there's only one category that would work with this assumption: the ones in the highest demand by the richest people with the smallest supply."

The September-October Artscope magazine also features major cultural events such as Guerrilla Girls' revolutionary takeover of Montserrat College of Art, reviews of galleries and specific artists throughout the region.

About Artscope Magazine, New England's Culture Magazine

Artscope magazine informs and entertains readers through original content and ample imagery; delivers the highest quality product possible, using advanced printing and color reproduction technologies; offers editorial coverage on a wide variety of genres, mediums and time periods, with a focus on living artists; provides editorial coverage of all six New England states; supports and advances the region's creative economy, cultural institutions and individual artists; and encourage meaningful discourse on the arts in New England. Headquarters are at 809B Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170, telephone 617-639-5771, Fax, 639-5492 or visit www.artscopemagazine.com