The Art Market, Arts Funding, and Sweat Equity

  title={The Art Market, Arts Funding, and Sweat Equity},
  author={Aaron Shkuda},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  pages={601 - 619}
  • Aaron Shkuda
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • Art
  • Journal of Urban History
While significant scholarly attention has been paid to retail in gentrified neighborhoods, the origins of this specific form of urban commerce are less clear. The history of New York’s SoHo neighborhood provides a way to explain how and why art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants have come to define the retail landscape of gentrification. It also can help scholars answer two important questions about the arts and city life: how do artists and art galleries spark retail growth? Furthermore… 

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