Book Review: Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton is a great book for anyone interested in getting a backstage pass to a number of art world insider-only events. I especially enjoyed the chapter about the art school crit class–what a process! OCAC students, does this ring true for you?? The book is written in a very conversational tone, it’s easy stay interested, and it’s a ‘quick read’. I don’t envy the stress of the auction circuit, but a trip to the Biennale sounds pretty nice! –Elsa


From “In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie’s auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami’s studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale.”

Check out Seven Days in the Art World at the OCAC Library! You can find it in the stacks: N 8600 .T485 2009


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