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Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World
  • Author : Sarah Thornton
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 November 2008
  • ISBN : 0393071057
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 176 ratings
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A fly-on-the-wall account of the smart and strange subcultures that make, trade, curate, collect, and hype contemporary art. 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 beautifully paced 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.


Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World
  • Author : Sarah Thornton
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 November 2008
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A fly-on-the-wall account of the smart and strange subcultures that make, trade, curate, collect, and hype contemporary art. 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 beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite


Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World
  • Author : Sarah Thornton
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 09 November 2008
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Shares observations about the subculture of contemporary art, in a narrative account that tours such arenas as a Christie's auction, Takashi Murakami's studios, and the Basel Art Fair to reveal how art has become an entertainment venue, luxury commodity, and lifestyle choice. 30,000 first printing.


Seven Days In The Art World

Seven Days In The Art World
  • Author : Sarah Thornton
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release : 08 March 2012
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Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. Sarah Thornton's shrewd and entertaining fly-on-the-wall narrative takes us behind the scenes of the art world, from art school to auction house, showing us how it works, and giving us a vivid sense of being there.


33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts
  • Author : Sarah Thornton
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 03 November 2014
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This compelling narrative goes behind the scenes with the world’s most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art. The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves—how they move through the world, command credibility, and create iconic works. 33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai


A Year in the Art World

A Year in the Art World
  • Author : Matthew Israel
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 15 September 2020
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An insider’s detailed chronicle of the inner workings of the contemporary art world. The world of contemporary art has become more globalized and transparent in the last few decades, yet it is still perceived as closed-off and obscure. In A Year in the Art World, Matthew Israel takes the reader on a cross-continental journey through a year in the field of art, lifting the veil on a culture that emerges as diverse, adventurous, nuanced, and meaningful. From Los Angeles


Making It in the Art World

Making It in the Art World
  • Author : Brainard Carey
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release : 15 November 2011
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Presents a career development guide for artists, covering such topics as evaluating works, submitting art to museums and galleries, organizing events, raising funds, and using social media to promote one's art.


Boom

Boom
  • Author : Michael Shnayerson
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 21 May 2019
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The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world-for contemporary art-is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and fortunes. The contemporary art market is an international juggernaut, throwing off multimillion-dollar deals as wealthy buyers move from fair to fair, auction to auction, party to glittering party. But none of it would happen without the dealers-the tastemakers who back emerging artists and steer them to success, often to



Artworld Prestige

Artworld Prestige
  • Author : Timothy Van Laar,Leonard Diepeveen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 09 January 2013
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Why does the artworld often privilege one cultural form over another? Why does it grant more attention to reviews in, say, Artforum over ARTnews? And how can an artist once hailed as visionary be dismissed as derivative just a few years later? Exploring the ever-shifting estimations of value that make up the confluence of artists, critics, patrons, and gallery owners known as the artworld, Timothy van Laar and Leonard Diepeveen argue that prestige, a matter of socially constructed deference and


The Painted Word

The Painted Word
  • Author : Tom Wolfe
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 14 October 2008
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"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post) Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. The Painted Word is Tom Wolfe "at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent" (San Francisco Chronicle).


Art of the Deal

Art of the Deal
  • Author : Noah Horowitz
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 31 August 2014
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Art today is defined by its relationship to money as never before. Prices of living artists' works have been driven to unprecedented heights, conventional boundaries within the art world have collapsed, and artists now think ever more strategically about how to advance their careers. Artists no longer simply make art, but package, sell, and brand it. Noah Horowitz exposes the inner workings of the contemporary art market, explaining how this unique economy came to be, how it works, and where


Breakfast at Sotheby's

Breakfast at Sotheby's
  • Author : Philip Hook
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 07 November 2013
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Breakfast at Sotheby's is a wry, intimate, truly insider-y exploration of how art acquires its financial value, from Philip Hook, a senior director at Sotheby's When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) Do I like it? And 2) Who's it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealer's gallery, you ask these two questions followed


The $12 Million Stuffed Shark

The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
  • Author : Don Thompson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 21 February 2012
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Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of


The Value of Art

The Value of Art
  • Author : Michael Findlay
  • Publisher : Prestel Verlag
  • Release : 23 May 2012
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What is art worth? How can a work by Warhol be sold for more than $100,000,000? This critically acclaimed book, newly revised, updated, and generously illustrated throughout, explains the market for art—and art’s value for all of us. In The Value of Art, internationally renowned art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a lively and authoritative tour of the art world informed by almost a half-century in the business and a passion for great art. With style and