Seven days in the art world

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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.
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subject_facetArt
Art -- Competitions
Art -- Exhibitions
Art -- Marketing
Art / Business Aspects
Art criticism
Drawing
Paintings
title_displaySeven days in the art world
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Seven days in the art world [electronic resource] / Sarah Thornton
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Art criticism
Competitions
Drawing
Marketing
Paintings