Stefan Simchowitz

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Tucked away in one of California’s scenic national parks, Paul McCarthy inflated his giant butt plug (sculpture) and Stefan Simchowitz shaved his head. Take a walk with Keith J. Varadi around the third and final installment of the Paramount Ranch art fair.

 Drawing by Dan Perjovich for Spike

Drawing by Dan Perjovich for Spike

Many people are anxious that the growing class divide in the art world and the succession of record-breaking prices paid for contemporary art endanger the belief system supporting it. But why is nobody worried about money itself? Isn’t what happens at an auction that money celebrates its freedom, its release from the burden of being a means of comparison? Is art the new money? On a currency that lives from the bank of the gaze, into which we all make payments.