Seven Days In The Art World
Granta Publications, Mar 8, 2012 - 304 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
Review: Seven Days in the Art WorldUser 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