Futurism = New Hot Thing?

While discussing the upcoming sale of Severini’s Danseuse this article in the Economist shows Sotheby’s hope that Futurism will top collector’s to-buy lists as they try “to hand-pick the blue-chip names of the future.”

Emboldened by this success, Sotheby’s is now embarking on a far bigger and riskier, venture: that the new hot thing is Italian Futurism, a brilliant if short-lived movement that grew out of Cubism before the first world war and was crucial to the development of Modernism. Futurism epitomised the fascination with movement and speed. As the second Futurist manifesto of 1910 proclaimed: “Everything is in movement, everything rushes forward, everything is in constant change.”

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