They were paying for the satisfaction of being seen to buy art, something new.
And perhaps the question most frequently asked, will people feel like buying art?
Like many people, she wanted to buy art, but just didn't know how.
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Some also come to buy art, but they are comparatively few.
"If you wanted to set up a system to keep people away from buying art, it would be very close to what we have now."
"Even those interested in culture can't buy art right now."
People have to feel good about themselves to buy art.
"I think that the more people buy art, the better a gallery is going to do in the long run."
Though not all of them can afford to buy art, the pool is still very large.