Like trying to understand why we fall in love, the gamut of explanations for why we collect art is at once highly diverse yet difficult to nail down.
Could unvarnished intellectual explorations into political and economic realities of modern life flower in an environment of unchallenged censorship and consciously affected good behavior?
Street art was once considered a societal infection that plagued beleaguered urban densities, but the mature examples of this visual art form have now invaded even the most holy contemporary museums.
This Dionysian art extravorgasm is squarely targeted at that fine layer of society with enough money to burn — those extra people who have extra homes and extra cash — but there is a massive, vital, literate, sophisticated series of critical contemporary art events, surprises and happenings going on as well.
While many of us get trapped in whirlpools where our bright ideas get replayed until they grow dull, great artists move from idea to idea, their notions adjusting in interesting ways at each pivot point.