Dealers Scour Art Schools

Today’s market for contemporary art is so hot, dealers and collectors are turning to art schools. “Though the conventional image of an artist’s mentor is not generally a venture capitalist, such a presence is not so surprising in an era when collectors from Wall Street are underwriting high prices for contemporary art. The art world is, in the end, a numbers game: as collectors, art fairs and galleries keep growing, while first-rate artworks for sale decrease, dealers and collectors are scouring the country’s top graduate schools looking for the Warhols of the future.”