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Seven days in the art world

Author: Sarah Thornton
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Thornton
ISBN: 039306722X 9780393067224 9781847080370 1847080375
OCLC Number: 227016651
Description: xix, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The auction --
The crit --
The fair --
The prize --
The magazine --
The studio visit --
The biennale.
Responsibility: Sarah Thornton.
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A riveting tour through the international art market, conducted by a smart, funny industry insider.  Read more...

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