I was in london the day Sursock museum reopened it’s doors , how exciting ! It must have been so festive and fun to be there! After years of renovation , now it’s up and running and I can’t wait to visit ! That same night I couldn’t help imagining an artist at the reception, rising above all the criticism that was being showered on her by curators collectors patrons and art experts! Few weeks later I came across the below article by a very respectable art critic, where Courbet’s painting was mentioned. What a coincidence! Turned out artist meeting art patron had been done before. The roles of star and supplicant have been reversed it’s true but some artists and hopefully a majority remain as confident and independent as Courbet in The Meeting. The article was a major criticism of the corruption surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach. It is no secret to anyone that corruption has been a major ingredient of the art market.