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The Price of Everything (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 19 October 2018 (USA)
With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a fun-house mirror up to our values and times.

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Nathaniel Kahn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Koons ... Himself - Artist
Paul Schimmel Paul Schimmel ... Himself - Curator
Larry Poons ... Himself - Artist
Stefan Edlis Stefan Edlis ... Himself - Art Collector
Simon de Pury ... Himself - Auctioneer
Ed Dolman Ed Dolman ... Himself - Phillips Auction House
Amy Cappellazzo ... Herself - Sotheby's Auction House
Inga Rubenstein Inga Rubenstein ... Herself - Art Collector
Jerry Saltz ... Himself - Art Critic
Gavin Brown Gavin Brown ... Himself - Art Dealer
George Condo George Condo ... Himself - Artist
Marilyn Minter Marilyn Minter ... Herself - Artist
Njideka Akunyili Crosby Njideka Akunyili Crosby ... Herself - Artist
Margaret Lee Margaret Lee ... Himself - Artist / Dealer
Gael Neeson Gael Neeson ... Herself - Art Collector
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With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a fun-house mirror up to our values and our times -- where everything can be bought and sold. Written by lisa remington

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art | artist | price | value | fine arts | See All (25) »

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Great art. Mad money. No rules. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Price of Everything See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,817, 21 October 2018

Gross USA:

$87,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,446
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1.78 : 1
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Well, if you have enough money to spend
7 February 2019 | by LogicIsEverythingSee all my reviews

There's always somebody would and could accommodate you to spend it by telling you "investments in modern art" is the wisest thing to do.

These contemporary paintings or sculptures we saw in this documentary, some of them looked pretty nice, but lot of them were absolutely disgusting, pretentious and totally unnecessary. But there's always a market for junk or garbage as long as those filthy rich people became addicted to collect them. The contemporary arts are for the rich people, but means nothing to the poor. If you are worried about your monthly bills, credit card debts, the groceries expenses, your kids' education fees, your tax to IRS....as long as you have such worries, the so-called "Art" or "Contemporary Arts" don't mean jacksh@t at all, just a lot of chemically created color paints profusely littered on canvasses.

Artists, like musicians, are the entertainers for the rich who are like the water for the plants, without them, entertainers got no support and their creativities would be drained and dried up. It's like those "Supporting Your Troops", "Supporting Your Local Business" or the latest "Make America Great Again" slogans, if you are unemployed, deep in debts, not with blind political believes, those big words, just like the modern contemporary arts, simply mean nothing at all. So you must have enough extra money that you can freely throw around, these craps won't have any meaning to you, albeit buying or collect them.

The Sun finally would be burnt itself out and becomes a Red Giant in the long run, it'll swallow up the Earth and disintegrate it, owing a piece of real estate property or a contemporary artwork would suddenly become so meaningless and laughable. "The Price of Everything" in other words, simply means "The Price of Nothing".


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