Seven Days In The Art World (Paperback)
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Seven Days In The Art World (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 07/09/2009
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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.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847080844
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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Parachutes the reader into the real nitty-gritty of how it all works - openings, dealers, artists, prizes, auctions et al. Reading this book is like having your own spy in the art world - Alan Yentob

A thorough insight into the contemporary art world through seven fascinating stories ... a must-have for all art buffs - Tatler

Curators and dealers provide the insider info and often the laughs, as the closed world of art is systematically demystified - Dazed and Confused

An excellent, vivid, wittily written book - the characters are tightly drawn, the events covered are important, and the aphorisms come thick and fast - I'm hoping for a second volume - The Times

Fascinating, not least because while she was researching and writing, it must have seemed like an insider's view of a world that would last forever. The book may now stand as its memorial - Art Quarterly

A coherent account that's informative and entertaining - for a casual overview of how the international art scene operates, in all its ruthless eccentric, spectacular glory, Seven Days in the Art World is hard to beat - Jewish Quarterly

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“A great introduction to the art world”

For people outside the artworld, it is often a strange and confusing scene: curators, dealers, artists, critics, autioneers... They all have a different story to tell, a story you will not easily hear as an... More

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