Typically gallery openings feature endless booze and insufferable small talk, so it's pretty easy to believe the art world's stuffy reputation. But there is a lot more to the art world than meets the eye. Artists are not idea machines that create either masterpieces or total failures. Gallery owners are not rich and snooty—well, not all of them. In fact, a lot of work, passion and money go into creating and selling art, and it takes a whole team of people with a range of skills and personalities to make an artist successful. To clear up any misconceptions about several aspects of the art world, here's 25 Myths About the Art World. 

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