Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World

Named one of the best art books of 2008 by The New York Times and The Sunday Times [London]: ?An indelible portrait of a peculiar society.??Vogue The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternativ Named one of the best art books of 2008 by The New York Times and The Sunday Times [London]: ?An indelible po...

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Title:Seven Days in the Art World
Author:Sarah Thornton
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Genres:Art
ISBN:Seven Days in the Art World
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Seven Days in the Art World Reviews

  • Jim
    Oct 09, 2009
    In spite of her apparent hopes that this book might be a ethnology of the art world, it comes across a group of magazine articles that describe seven events -- an auction, an art fair, a biennial, etc. -- and how they contribute to the economics of the art world, how things are sold, a...
  • Arwen Downs
    Jul 05, 2009
    I am sure that most readers of this book also chose it because we will never be able to attend a Christie's Post-war art auction, the Venice Bienniale, or the Basel Art Fair except vicariously through Sarah Thornton. Lucky for us, she does so with grace and wit and every other attribut...
  • Heather
    Aug 11, 2008
    I got to read an advanced copy of this book and write a blurb about it for the magazine. Sooo, not only did reading this book make me feel extremely cool, it was also a really enjoyable read. Thornton is a "cat on the prowl" in the most important (and impenetrable) centers of the conte...
  • Troy
    Nov 01, 2013
    I hate this book. Or more accurately, I hate what this book focuses on. Now I need to state that my hatred is pretty moronic. The book is titled Seven Days in the Art World, which very clearly labels it as a tourist's guidebook, so it might as well be labelled Lonely Planet: Art Wor...
  • Lobstergirl
    Jan 09, 2012
    Thornton's narrative seemed to lose a little of its zest as it wended to a close. Early chapters on a Christie's auction of contemporary art, and a visit to the Art Basel fair were most interesting. It was instructive to learn how buying from a gallery is different from buying at aucti...
  • Justin Evans
    Jan 23, 2016
    A fun, deceptively sophisticated jog through one very small aspect of "the art world." And that aspect is, overwhelmingly, the economic. This is a book about how rich people have nothing to do with their enormous amounts of money, so they spend it on objects that may or may not be of a...
  • Carol
    Dec 09, 2011
    Overview - It's a book about 7 different environments of the art world: * an auction (at Christie's in NYC) - below * a MFA crit session (at CalArt) -below * a visit to the Basel art fair (Switzerland) * the Turner prize in London * a visit to Artforum (magazine) * a visit to ...
  • Mary
    Jun 10, 2012
    For someone who "writes about the art world and art market for many publications," Thornton asks some pretty lame questions. She seems, overall, clueless about art. Her deep, probing interview questions are "What do artists learn at art school? What is an artist? How do you become one?...
  • Lance Charnes
    Jun 01, 2014
    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, comes at this woolly subject from different angles -- seven of them, to be precise, each s...
  • Quân Khuê
    Sep 16, 2017
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