Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World

by Sarah Thornton
Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World

by Sarah Thornton


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"An indelible portrait of a peculiar society." —Vogue

Sarah Thornton's vivid ethnography—an international hit, now available in twenty translations—reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in New York, Los Angeles, London, Basel, Venice, and Tokyo, Seven Days in the Art World explores the dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393337129
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/02/2009
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 369,336
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in the Art World was named one of the best art books of the year by the New York Times and is available in sixteen languages. She was the chief writer on contemporary art for the Economist. She holds a BA in art history and a PhD in sociology.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Auction 1

2 The Crit 41

3 The Fair 75

4 The Prize 107

5 The Magazine 143

6 The Studio Visit 181

7 The Biennale 219

Author's Note 255

Afterword 261

Acknowledgments 267

Selected Bibliography 273

Illustration Credits 277

Index 281

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