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    DescriptionContemporary 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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    Title
    Seven Days in the Art World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Thornton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847080844
    ISBN 10: 1847080847
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, KNT, ABQ
    Libri: ENGM3500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000, ART009000, ART015110, BIO000000
    DC22: 306.47
    Libri: KUNS7500
    Thema V1.0: KNT, JBCC, ABQ
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    07 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    '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' Sunday Times 'A lively, compulsive and splendidly gossipy manual' 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 operate, in all its ruthless eccentric, spectacular glory, Seven Days in the Art World is hard to beat' Jewish Quarterly