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Seven Days in the Art World


Seven Days in the Art World
  • Author : Sarah Thornton
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2009-11-02
  • ISBN : 9780393337129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shares observations about the subculture of contemporary art, in a narrative that tours such arenas as a Christie's auction and the Basel Art Fair to reveal how art has become an entertainment venue, luxury commodity, and lifestyle choice.

Seven Days in the Art World


Seven Days in the Art World
  • Author : Sarah Thornton
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2008-11-17
  • ISBN : 9780393071054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 : 2008-11-09
  • ISBN : 039306722X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 : 2012-03-08
  • ISBN : 9781847086938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 : 2014-11-03
  • ISBN : 9780393245813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. Thornton meets Yayoi Kusama in her studio around the corner from the Tokyo asylum that she calls home. She snoops in Cindy Sherman’s closet, hears about Andrea Fraser’s psychotherapist, and spends quality time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace. Through these intimate scenes, 33 Artists in 3 Acts explores what it means to be a real artist in the real world. Divided into three cinematic "acts"—politics, kinship, and craft—it investigates artists' psyches, personas, politics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers to the question "What is an artist?" 33 Artists in 3 Acts reveals the habits and attributes of successful artists, offering insight into the way these driven and inventive people play their game. In a time when more and more artists oversee the production of their work, rather than make it themselves, Thornton shows how an artist’s radical vision and personal confidence can create audiences for their work, and examines the elevated role that artists occupy as essential figures in our culture.