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The Price of Everything

(Rated M)

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“Should one of my paintings cost more than a house?”

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Overview

With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot hoopla surrounding them, The Price of Everything is a deep-dive investigation into the absurdity and awe of the contemporary art world. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn (My Architect) travels to art fairs, galleries, museums and intimate studios in order to trace the growth of the market from the '70s boom until today — holding up a much-needed mirror to our present-day morality in the process. Featuring a series of revealing interviews with renowned artists (Marilyn Minter, Jeff Koons, George Condo, Njideka Akunyili Crosby), dealers (Gavin Brown, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Boone), auction-house honchos (Amy Cappellazzo, Simon de Pury), and collectors (Stefan Edlis, Holly Peterson).

"Succeeds in being educational and entertaining as well as profoundly disturbing."
— David Stratton, The Australian
"A brilliant and captivating documentary about how the art world got converted into a money market"
— Variety
"Frank and authoritative ... Kahn has returned from his trip down the rabbit hole with a clear-eyed and enthralling picture"
— The Sydney Morning Herald

Why You Should See This Film

Needless to say, The Price of Everything will be of immediate interest to art lovers and practitioners alike. But its playful concoction of candid interviews and heady critique make it a cinematic joy for all audiences. Far from being a stale lecture, it’s a fun and thought-provoking examination of the true value of beauty from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Nathaniel Kahn
  • Cast: Jeff Koons, Marilyn Minter, Gerhard Richter
  • Duration: 98 minutes
  • Language: English
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