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The Resource Seven days in the art world, Sarah Thornton

Seven days in the art world, Sarah Thornton

Label
Seven days in the art world
Title
Seven days in the art world
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Thornton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. In a series of narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Thornton, Sarah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Art
  • Art
  • Art criticism
Label
Seven days in the art world, Sarah Thornton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-265) and index
Contents
The auction -- The crit -- The fair -- The prize -- The magazine -- The studio visit -- The biennale
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 274 p.
Isbn
9780393067224
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008035056
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn227016651
  • (OCoLC)227016651
Label
Seven days in the art world, Sarah Thornton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-265) and index
Contents
The auction -- The crit -- The fair -- The prize -- The magazine -- The studio visit -- The biennale
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 274 p.
Isbn
9780393067224
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008035056
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn227016651
  • (OCoLC)227016651

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