Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description and, for some, a kind of alternative religion.
Sarah Thornton’s witty book gives readers a peek behind the curtain, from art school to auction house, for a clear understanding of how the world of contemporary art works.
Seven Days in the Art World was named one of the best art books of 2008 by the Sunday Times, the Independent and the New York Times.
About the Author
Sarah Thornton has written about the art world and art market for many publications including the Economist, Artform and the New Yorker.
About the Publisher
The Granta Books remit is to discover and publish the best in new literary fiction, memoir, reportage and poetry from around the world, publishing around 35 new titles a year and providing authors with the intimacy of a small, passionate and creative team while consistently punching above its weight in review coverage, prizes, cultural impact and sales.