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Defining Art. From the Brancusi Trial to the Economics of Artistic Semiotic Goods

Abstract : The special nature of the artistic and cultural goods is commonly stressed in inquiries into the art market failure. Though the artistic goods are not quite defined, their special character is used as a rationale for art policies. The paper try to theoretically found them. In the first section we introduce the concept of artistic goods as a class of the semiotic goods, that is goods bearers of an aesthetic sign acknowledged in a specific cultural context. The second section relates the semiotic nature of art to three models of organization and regulation of the artistic field, namely the model based on institutions and hierarchies, the gift model and the market model.
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Christian Barrère, Walter Santagata. Defining Art. From the Brancusi Trial to the Economics of Artistic Semiotic Goods. International Journal of Arts Management, 1999, vol. 1 (n°2 Winter 1999), pp.28-40. ⟨hal-02615557⟩

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