Quantifying reputation and success in art

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Science  16 Nov 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6416, pp. 825-829
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau7224

The science of art advancement

Art appreciation is highly subjective. Fraiberger et al. used an extensive record of exhibition and auction data to study and model the career trajectory of individual artists relative to a network of galleries and museums. They observed a lock-in effect among highly reputed artists who started their career in high-prestige institutions and a long struggle for access to elite institutions among those who started their career at the network periphery.

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