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33 Artists in 3 Acts
Author: Sarah Thornton

ISBN: 9781847089076
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 26 August 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.3
Description:
A generational touchstone by the leading authority on the art world, a captivating book in three parts which seeks to answer the contentious question 'What is an Artist?'

Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment? In three richly interlinked but distinct 'acts' - Politics, Kinship and Craft - Sarah Thornton compares and contrasts answers to the simple but profound question: what is an artist?

33 Artists in 3 Acts draws on hundreds of personal encounters with the world's most important artists, to ask what it means to be making artworks in different parts of the world today. With Thornton as expert guide and trusted insider, we have unprecedented access to the lives of the artists, from late-night Skype chats with Ai Weiwei to taxi rides with Maurizio Cattelan on the way to and from the show that announces his death. We join Thornton as she rummages through artists' studios, homes and solo shows, inquiring about everything from their bank accounts to their bedrooms. The result is a series of cine...

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