Art is viewed as a business in our industrial society, not talent...or vocation and artists are expected to be good business people and sell...Even art agents and curators are losing their role which worked well before where artists did what they did best and business people did what they did best. However artists have a need to communicate with their art, so they are being taken advantage of by galleries and agents and other business types, who no longer have to hustle to find collectors and buyers but rely on the income from artists. It's pathetic. When I showed in the 90's at the Grand Palais, I only paid for shipping for a major international show, now they want thousands just for the privilege of hanging your work on their wall. There are too many rich bad artists who can do this...so these places have become lazy...and no longer care about quality but only money...