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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Review: Seven Days in the Art WorldUser Review - Rljulie - Goodreads
Since Michelangelo and Pope Julius II, and even long before, the "art world" has been inextricably linked to money. Artists make the art, but who will pay for art to be created, displayed, kept 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