Julie Belcove is Robb Report’s features director. She has written about the art world for more than 20 years, regularly contributing to the New Yorker, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, among many other publications, as well as artists’ catalogues. During a long tenure as deputy editor of W magazine, she created and edited its annual Art Issue.
He’s been art-world famous for years, but it took a viral work called “Comedian” to make him famous-famous. Here, the provocative artist shares his thoughts on creating the piece, the world’s reaction to it and the real value of art.