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SEVEN DAYS IN THE ART WORLD BY SARAH THORNTON

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Elena Diez

on 17 April 2011

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Transcript of SEVEN DAYS IN THE ART WORLD BY SARAH THORNTON

Seven days in the art world is a time capsule of remarkable period in the history of art during which...

The art market boomed

Museum attendance surged and...

More people than ever were be able to abandon their day jobs and call themselves artist.
the contemporary art world is a loose network of overlaping subcultures held together by a belief in art Art world insaders tend to play one of six distinct roles:

Dealers Curators critics collectors auction-house expert The seven-day structure of the book reflects Sarah Thornton's view that the art world is not a "system" or smooth-functioning machine but rather a conflicted cluster of subcultures. Each chapter is a day in the life account, the writer wants to give the reader a sense of being inside the different institutions to the art world. ...and each story is based on some inteviews and many hours of observation. THE CHAPTERS:







Takashi Murakami they span the globe but cluster
in art capitals such as
New York
London
Los Angeles and
Berlin Artists 1 the auction 2 the crit 3 the fair 4 the prize 5 the magazine 6 the studio visit 7 the biennale Sarah thornton is a writer and sociologist of culture. She now writes principally about art, artists and art
market.
Sarah is from Canada and resides in London
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