Who You Callin' Superficial!
If a painting is so patently attractive that a collector will buy it based on e-mailed images—if a whole show will sell that way, to a whole slew of buyers who don't need time to mull it over in the flesh—there's a chance that its appeal is mostly superficial. — Blake Gopnik (WaPo)

Eh. Could be. Could be.

Could also be that people are just sick of John Currin—want to see a male Laura Owens—maybe? You're also forgetting one important fact. Collectors have more freakin' money than they know what to do with. It's just a sign of the times, Blakely, a sign of the times.