Buying art in a down economy

I did a lot of behind-the-scenes work today, so, sadly, no new art to show.

The Boston Globe today had in interesting and disappointing article about collecting art in a down ecomony. The focus was that galleries are slashing prices, so buy now. Well, times have changed, of course, and galleries no longer hold a monopoly on distribution. It would have been awesome if the article also pointed out that artists who sell online don't include the gallery markup to begin with, so prices have always been reasonable.