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- DescriptionHow to cut through the labyrinthine contemporary art world from the complex and animated process starting in the mind of an artist to the end in a museum, collector's property, storage space or dump, via workshops, galleries, and art fairs? The best way is to follow the only witness to all these developments: the work of art itself. This book follows the life of works by eight major contemporary artists, from Martin Creed's conceptual works and Gregory Crewdson's photographs (requiring crews and production values similar to that of big budget movies) to Marina Abramovic's performances and Barry McGee's motorway sound barrier graffiti (touching upon the ambivalent relationship between street art and the art market). An entertaining narrative helps to promote a greater understanding of what makes something art. Many contemporary works require an awareness of the whole process to be properly appreciated, and there could be better way of doing so than through their biographies.
- Author BiographyBen Eastham is the co-founder and editor of The White Review. As an arts journalist he has contributed to the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times, Elephant, and the Art Newspaper. He has previously worked as a journalist at the BBC and curator at Hannah Barry, London. Katya Tylevich is Editor-at-Large for Elephant and Contributing Editor for Mark and White Zinfandel. She contributes regularly to Domus, Pin-up, and Frame. She is co-founder of Friend&Colleague, working on curated projects and editions.
- Author(s)Ben Eastham,Katya Tylevich
- PublisherLaurence King
- Date of Publication11/10/2016
- SubjectUnclassifiable: WZ BIC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLaurence King
- Weight635 g
- Width157 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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