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The art market is the result of complex interactions that can usually not be explained by economic theory. The name of an artist, recent exhibitions, new books, rediscoveries, reactions of dealers, critics, museum directors, art historians, collectors and investors often influence tastes, aesthetic values and prices. Artists have sometimes been rated explicitly by art historians. Implicit ratings can also be computed by using, for instance, the length of entries in art history books, encyclopedias or dictionaries. The arts are among the most desirable products of civilization ― they are among the most worthy of the outputs of the economy. Economists believe that prices can be taken as integrating all these effects and their dynamic interactions across artists and media may reveal some common patterns or, on the contrary, call attention to divergent behaviors.
Does the underlined mean like this? Is my assumption correct?
* common patterns = consistent or same opinions from (recent exhibitions, new books, rediscoveries, reactions of dealers), explicit rating by art historians, and implicit ratings such as high evaluation of "Mona Lisa".
* call attention to divergent behaviors. = if part of above parties don't agree on "Mona Lisa" with the other parties, this can be called a divergent behavior.
This seems to be so hard, so I need rough and simple ideas from teachers.