Seven Days In The Art World

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Granta Publications, Mar 8, 2012 - Art - 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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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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This is a must read for any artist who thinks that the market is going to come find you, pull you out of your studio and make you a star. It's a reality check, all my students read this in college so they can understand how to play this game we call art. 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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