Playing to the Gallery is divided into four chapters, with each addressing a basic question about the art world, from ‘What counts as art?’ to ‘How do you become a contemporary artist?’ Perry says the book aims to answer the basic questions that many people think of while in a gallery, but are often too embarrassed to ask.
Brick-and-mortar isn’t dead—it’s evolving. Sure, traditional shops may be in the decline, but in their place we’ll see other “breeds” of stores that are equipped to keep up with the new shopping habits of consumers.
“It’s bits and bytes from everywhere,” said Linda Fargo, the fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman. Noting that it is hardly unusual these days to be abreast of and influenced by developments in Beijing, São Paulo or Mumbai — or Brooklyn, if it comes to that — Ms. Fargo argued that fashion’s tangy stew of cultural and style inspirations is the positive expression of an increasingly global worldview.