33 Artists in 3 Acts

33 Artists in 3 Acts

Streaming Audiobook - 2014 | Unabridged.
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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. She 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.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, politics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers-and non-answers-to the question, "What is an artist?"
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781494527679
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (11hr., 16 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Gilbert, Tavia
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