Friday, October 1, 2010

Seven days in the......




ART WORLD
By Sarah Thornton

Must not be confused with 7 days in a week. But, rather an intensive period of at least 3 years of research and interviews. Culminating in 7 days described from these 3 years.
During these days Sarah Thornton partakes in an evening at "The Auction" held at the Christies's. A day at the "Crit" a collective student/teacher critique seminar at the California Institute of the Arts. "The Fair", describing a day of frenzy at the Art Basel. A day of the Turner Prize award "The Prize". "The Magazine" a day at the prestigious Art magazine Artforum. A "Studio Visit" with Takashi Murakami and finally a day in Venice at "The Biennale".

I laughed and I learned at the same time, while reading this thoroughly entertaining book about the industry. I thought she dared to be honest and at the same time respectful to the about 250 people she interviewed. 

Loving the way she had a chance to write this book with such first hand knowledge from some of the most powerful people and events.

Sarah Thornton

Recommending it to all my Art Lover Friends
With Love
Kristin

13 comments:

  1. great- I'll order it!
    sounds like an interesting read!

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  2. This sounds amazing. I love a good read! Thanks so much for sharing this!
    xo

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  3. Fab review, darling!
    This is going on my Christmas list!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  4. I don't read, but I might have to give this a try.....maybe.

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  5. Very cool, I may have to find this next time I'm in a bookstore.

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  6. What about those of us that aren't as knowledgeable about the art world?

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  7. This is exactly my kind of book, totally checking it out! XX!

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  8. i love the cover of this book...i'd love to give it a try. thanks for sharing!

    persis.

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  9. Kristin- I couldn't agree more! This is a remarkable book. I knew nothing about the contemporary art world and by reading this book, I think I understand at least some of it. It's funny, informative and fair. Loved it.

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  10. Ohh this is a book I would love to read! Thanks for the amazing review:) Kisses,sweetie and have great rest of the week

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