Title 33 ARTISTS IN 3 ACTS
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company 2015
039335167X / 9780393351675
Seller ID RWARE0000035838
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This compelling narrative goes behind the scenes with the world's most impo rtant living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art. The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves-how they move through the world, command credibil ity, and create iconic works. 33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of art ists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thorn ton'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 cust omers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. Thornton meets Yayoi Kusama in h er studio around the corner from the Tokyo asylum that she calls home. She snoops in Cindy Sherman's closet, hears about Andrea Fraser's psychotherapi st, 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"- politics, kinship, and craft-it investigates artists' psyches, personas, po litics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers to the question "Wh at 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.