What ripples through civilization for longer, art or organizations?

How do you judge the impact of Dada vs. U.S. Steel? How do they ripple through history and influence? One is an economic powerhouse that without a doubt shaped the movement of people and resources. The other is remembered for its ideology and ripples into other artistic movements that inspired and created new ideas and concepts and inspiration.

How has that changed as time goes on? How much more often do we draw inspiration from painters during the Renaissance than their mercantile patrons? history remembers the dreamers not the transactors?