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My Life as a Work of Art
Author: Ben Eastham

ISBN: 9781780678672
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1 August 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4 x 3.1
Description:
How 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).

About the Authors

Ben 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 con...

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