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The Resource 33 artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton

33 artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton

Label
33 artists in 3 acts
Title
33 artists in 3 acts
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Thornton
Title variation
Thirty-three artists in three acts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves{u2014}how they move through the world, command credibility, and create iconic works. 33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. Thornton meets Yayoi Kusama in her studio around the corner from the Tokyo asylum that she calls home. She snoops in Cindy Sherman{u2019}s closet, hears about Andrea Fraser{u2019}s psychotherapist, and spends quality time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace. Through these intimate scenes, 33 Artists in 3 Acts explores what it means to be a real artist in the real world. Divided into three cinematic "acts"{u2014}politics, kinship, and craft{u2014}it investigates artists' psyches, personas, politics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers{u2014}and non-answers{u2014}to the question "What is an artist?" 33 Artists in 3 Acts reveals the habits and attributes of successful artists, offering insight into the way these driven and inventive people play their game. In a time when more and more artists oversee the production of their work, rather than make it themselves, Thornton shows how an artist{u2019}s radical vision and personal confidence can create audiences for their work, and examines the elevated role that artists occupy as essential figures in our culture
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
33 artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm61747171
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages
Isbn
9780393240979
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014026823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
33 artists in 3 acts, Sarah Thornton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm61747171
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xvi, 430 pages
Isbn
9780393240979
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014026823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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