Sociology - art world

Sarah Thornton on art auctions (2012)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
Chelsea Butkowski - 17 Nov 12

Sarah Thornton on art auctions (2012) The author of the influential book Seven days in the art world presents three articles spotlighting recent developments that are must-reads for those outside the system. Sarah Thornton on the art market Three articles in the Economist over the past two...

Robert Prime gallery got BANK’d. Stephen Friedman gallery got BANK’d (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
BANK - 04 Nov 09

Robert Prime gallery got BANK’d. Stephen Friedman gallery got BANK’d (2009) Will your jazzy, sexy press releases ever become Art too? Here we feature two more timeless classics (c. 1998) by those artist-pranksters BANK.

Seven Days in the Art World drama: First one critic had ’amnesia’, now The Telegraph apologizes...

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Oct 09

Seven Days in the Art World drama: First one critic had ’amnesia’, now The Telegraph apologizes... A second high-profile retraction by a commentator of Sarah Thornton’s book has been announced. But why didn’t they clarify the matter with Thornton before putting it into print for readers? Well what...

UK libel law, property law, copyright law— and PUNK, dissertation... (Mega Mix) (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 28 Sep 09

UK libel law, property law, copyright law— and PUNK, dissertation... (Mega Mix) (2009) Earlier during the week, one of the interns proposed something at ADP... It became clear that I needed to release this presentation at this time. So, I’ve linked my laptop to the projector... someone turn down...

BANKquet etiquette: Too many announcements in your inbox? (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 21 Sep 09

BANKquet etiquette: Too many announcements in your inbox? (2009) BANK offers a simple solution… just grade them and send them back! Featuring communications by White Cube, Sadie Coles HQ and sophisticated Yanks. ADP has only been open for business for just three months, and it’s already...

Mat Gleason: Art world pioneer (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
Mat Gleason, R.J. Preece (ADP) - 31 Aug 09

Mat Gleason: Art world pioneer (2009) Do you dare send your jazzy, sexy press release to Mat Gleason? Now back in the days when we were firing off press releases and looking to gather as many international press clippings that we could, Mat Gleason and the Coagula Art Journal were NOT on our...

Art historian destroys evidence (2009)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 20 Aug 09

Art historian destroys evidence (2009) Why are the demands put on contemporary art historians so impractical? An art historical document, a copy of a letter, redacted, shredded, and scanned with white paper in the background (2009). Days… I dive by the wreck. […] Nights… I dream...

Sarah Thornton on Artforum: Brady Bunch or Manson family?* (2008)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP), Sarah Thornton - 15 Jul 09

Sarah Thornton on Artforum: Brady Bunch or Manson family?* (2008) * On page 161 in The Magazine chapter of Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World, Bookforum editor Eric Banks is quoted as saying the following about the psychological dynamics of Artforum, “The family structure is...

Sarah Thornton & Seven Days in the Art World (interview) (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 15 Jun 09

Sarah Thornton & Seven Days in the Art World (interview) (2009) Is this the most important book on art of our time? Sarah Thornton & Seven Days in the Art World Now and again, there are writings about the art world that shake things up a bit. Seven days in the art world (2008) by Sarah...

Damien Hirst’s diamond skull at the Rijksmuseum: Behind the scenes (2008)

Art Design Publicity magazine
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Jun 09

Damien Hirst’s diamond skull at the Rijksmuseum: Behind the scenes (2008) To what extent have marketing and publicity become art? On 30 October I was invited to preview Damien Hirst’s installation of the diamond skull and an accompanying exhibition of 17th century art curated by Hirst at...

Damien Hirst’s skull at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Mar 09

Damien Hirst’s skull at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008) Damien Hirst at the Rijksmuseum For just over a month (November 1 - December 15, 2008), Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum acquired a new art chapel, an almost pitch-black, 30-square-meter room housing Damien Hirst’s spotlighted skull, For the...

Chatchai Puipia on Bangkok art: It’s quite a pretentious scene (1999)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
Gridthiya Gaweewong, R.J. Preece (ADP) - 02 Jul 99

Chatchai Puipia on Bangkok art: It’s quite a pretentious scene (1999) Imagine what art magazines could be like if we all published stories about what we talk about away from the media gaze. R.J. Preece & Gridthiya Gaweewong: What do you think about the art scene in Bangkok? Chatchai...