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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Rumour has it that Art World magazine is to close for financial reasons. I picked on Art World (among others) a while ago, mainly because of its name, only to meet some of its very sincere and keen staff shortly afterwards. While I hope everyone who wrote for Art World finds another outlet immediately, I can't say the magazine's closure is a great loss.
Just take that name! It seemed to typify a moment when perfectly nice and reasonable art-loving types became drugged by the myths of money and glamour that circulate around contemporary art. Like other magazines, including Art Review and Modern Painters , Art World slapped artists on its …