Why does the buzz of a successful gallery opening disappear so quickly? [Cartoon]

Art Whirled is a series of weekly cartoons on Artnet News that poke fun at the extremely mature target of the art world and the art market.

The mind behind the cartoons, Guy Richards Smit, is an artist known for his paintings, video installations, musicals, performance work and even a sitcom, exploring themes of narcissism, desire, power and failure.

His keenly observing work has been exhibited internationally and at the Museum of Modern Art, the Center Pompidou and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, while his cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker, Hyperallergic, Art on Trial and Artnet News.

Follow him on Instagram @guy_richards_smit.

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