It’s a phenomenon that’s rarely discussed in the art world: The new work on a gallery wall wasn’t necessarily painted by the artist who signed it. Some well-known artists, such as Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, openly employ small armies of assistants to do their paintings and sculptures. Others hire help more quietly.
I don’t see the big deal in this. Um, Andy Warhol, anyone? He all but opened the floodgates for this process, not to mention that many of the Great Masters used assistants to “help” them with paintings. What do you think?
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)