Monday, November 23, 2009

The art world

I just read a book "Seven Days in the Art World." by Sarah Thornton.

The seven days cover one subject per day: The Auction, The Crit, The Fair, The Prize, The Magazine, The Studio Visit, The Biennale.

The author is educated in Sociology and Art History.
She is obviously well connected and allows us to participate in the life of well known characters, for a few hours.

Her writing is fast, witty, fun to read. She uses some cynicism to describe the food-chain of the art world.

It is an informative and entertaining book that can be read in less than 7 hours.

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