33 artists in 3 acts

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33 artists in 3 acts
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New York
W.W. Norton & Company
Norton paperback edition
xviii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Act I. Politics: Scenes 1 to 17 : featuring Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, Gabriel Orozco, Eugenio Dittborn, Lu Qing, Zeng Fanzhi, Wangechi Mutu, Kutluǧ Ataman, Tammy Rae Carland, and Martha Rosler -- Act II. Kinship: Scenes 1 to 19 : featuring Elmgreen & Dragset, Maurizio Cattelan, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, Francis Alÿs, Cindy Sherman, Jennifer Dalton, William Powhida, Francesco Bonami, Grace Dunham, Lena Dunham, Rashid Johnson, and Massimiliano Gioni -- Act III. Craft: Scenes 1 to 16 : featuring Damien Hurst, Andrea Fraser, Jack Bankowsky, Christian Marclay, Marina Abramović, Grayson Perry, Yayoi Kusama, Cady Noland , Gabriel Orozco, Beatriz Milhazes, and Isaac Julien.
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 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's closet, hears about Andrea Fraser's psychotherapist, and spends quality time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace.
Sarah Thornton
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