Seven Days In The Art World

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Granta Publications, Mar 8, 2012 - 304 pages
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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.

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User Review  - RidgewayGirl - LibraryThing

This is a look at the world of contemporary art by ethnographic researcher Sarah Thornton. Each "day" comprises a long article about an aspect of the art world. I found it to be fascinating and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lance Charnes - Goodreads

This is an anthropological study of a murky subculture given to bizarre rituals, riven by tribal conflict and prone to madness...the world of contemporary art. Sarah Thornton, our intrepid guide ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

SARAH THORNTON contributes regularly to Artforum and ArtReview and is the author of Club Cultures and co-author of The Subcultures Reader. She lives in London.She made her first TV appearance in Alan Yentob's programme on the Frieze arts fair, and several others are in the pipeline.

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