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a week well spent,
This review is from: Seven Days in the Art World (Hardcover)
I had been looking for a book on contemporary art that helped me pass the "Can an urinal really be art?" level of argumentation. This book provides the frame to do it. Although it's not a book about art - the author restrains herself from presenting her views on any given piece or artist - but about the "art world", the questions pop up in your mind as the pages turn: concept vs craftmanship, exclusivity vs mass production, zeitgeist relevance vs market validation.
If you look the artists up as they are referred to in the book, you'll be on for a great ride.