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By Sarah Thornton

ISBN-10: 0393240975

ISBN-13: 9780393240979

ISBN-10: 039335167X

ISBN-13: 9780393351675

ISBN-10: 1494557673

ISBN-13: 9781494557676

This compelling narrative is going backstage with the world’s most vital residing artists to humanize and demystify modern art.

The best-selling writer of Seven Days within the paintings World now tells the tale of the artists themselves—how they go through the realm, command credibility, and create iconic works.

33 Artists in three Acts bargains exceptional entry to a blinding diversity of artists, from overseas superstars to unheralded paintings lecturers. Sarah Thornton's fantastically paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives contain visits with Ai Weiwei prior to and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new buyers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. Thornton meets Yayoi Kusama in her studio round the nook from the Tokyo asylum that she calls domestic. She snoops in Cindy Sherman’s closet, hears approximately Andrea Fraser’s psychotherapist, and spends caliber time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace.

Through those intimate scenes, 33 Artists in three Acts explores what it capacity to be a true artist within the genuine international. Divided into 3 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 assorted solutions to the query "What is an artist?"

33 Artists in 3 Acts finds the conduct and attributes of winning artists, supplying perception into the way in which those pushed and artistic humans play their online game. In a time whilst increasingly more artists oversee the creation in their paintings, instead of make it themselves, Thornton exhibits how an artist’s radical imaginative and prescient and private self assurance can create audiences for his or her paintings, and examines the increased position that artists occupy as crucial figures in our culture.

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