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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thornton, Sarah
Dewey number
709.05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8600
LC item number
.T485 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Art
  • Art
  • Art auctions
  • Art criticism
  • Kunsthandel
  • Kunstveilingen
  • Tentoonstellingen
  • Kunstkritiek
  • Concurrentie
  • Leilão de arte
  • Bienais de arte
  • Marketing em museus
  • Crítica de arte
Label
Seven days in the art world, Sarah Thornton
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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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 274 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036947798
Label
Seven days in the art world, Sarah Thornton
Link
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 274 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036947798

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