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  - Anya - Goodreads

Some thoughts on it: -I agree with other people saying, it's like the author is flashing her rolodex of people she knows, which is too overwhelming for an introductory book. It's ok when she's ... Read full review

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This is a rather terrifying book. Sarah Thornton spent some time researching and speaking to the various players in the art establishment- auctioneers, students, critics, dealers, even (goodness ... Read full review

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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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