value of art

Art objects are amassed by the thousands in Geneva port and kept under heavy security. They are owned by some wealthy individuals, banks and other companies as a form of appreciating capital, a hedge against the erosion and erasure of values. A genuflecting bow to the spirit by the immense, jealous accumulation of material power? It is likely that very few of these works will come out and be seen by anyone for decades. In effect, it is a huge Tutankhamon’s tomb, a hundred times or a thousand times bigger, crammed to its ceilings with objects meant to be treasured and not seen. No myth of eternal life accompanies or surrounds these drab buildings defended by barbed-wire, except a perpetual sacrifice of human spiritual capacities to the gods of envy.