Since 2010 the Contemporary art market has skyrocketed - seeing Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips de Pury achieving top prices and world records for numerous contemporary artists. The market remains bullish for high-quality contemporary works.
As a fascinating parallel export, Warhol's art itself can be seen as a strong foreshadowing of Chinese contemporary art; consider his 1972 Mao, which aligned itself to the legacy of his other numerous "celebrity" portraits, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.
There comes a stage in life when clip frames and old art posters just don't cut it anymore. You yearn for something different in your living space, art that doesn't bear the hallmarks of former student living or décor on the cheap. But you don't have a lot of money and, assuming you're not after a landscape painting to match the curtains, you don't know where to start.
I cannot stop. Over Christmas I made a few purchases in Norfolk and they arrived in London brought by the legendary JJ. He has been driving his van from Norwich to London for around 30 years, maybe longer.
At the last count London plays host to around 25 major art fairs each year, the very thought of which is enough to make even the hardiest art-lover want to lie down or have a stiff drink.