The right nods and knowing winks...

Grayson Perry:

"The art that ends up, today,  in a public gallery didn't get there by public vote. It's been through a series of juries- unofficial juries at private views and sales and fairs around the world- it's been given the right nods and the knowing winks. This consensus is very necessary as there aren't many people in the art world who have the confidence of a totally fresh good eye: people who can look at a work and see high quality in it without listening to the consensus or even reading the name of the label. And it can be very hard on artworks, the weight of that consensus..."

Perry, G. (2014). Playing to the Gallery. New York, NY: Penguin Group LLC. p. 30