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Siren, 2008, 50kg Kate Moss gold statue by Marc Quinn. Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles has just had to postpone a planned exhibition, by the maverick performance and conceptual artist Chris Burden, that involves the use of 100kg of gold bricks. “the gallery’s gold has been frozen while the SEC investigates Stanford.”

Art as we know it is finished. It is about to be exposed as nothing more than the decor of an age of mercantile madness. On what bedrock might a new art arise?

Jones: Art as we know it is finished

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