But while this colorful and inquisitive cinematic essay on the state of the art world is occasionally skeptical and consistently thoughtful, cynicism isn’t really on its agenda.
Rather than lament the pervasive influence of money on contemporary art, “The Price of Everything” examines the relationship between commerce and aesthetics from different angles.
There may be arguments over the quality of the bathwater, but everyone agrees that the baby needs protection.
Buying and selling occupy a large part of “The Price of Everything” — the phrase “the art of the deal” is uttered at one point without evident irony — but creation also receives a share of attention.
23.) Sybil might have had a predisposition for psychopathology because her mother had a mental illness.
24.) Sybil’s suicide attempt was handled very well by Dr. Richard stop her from jumping by talking to “Marsha” and connected with her other personality.
Koons is by some calculations — not all of them strictly monetary — the most successful artist of our time, a consummate self-marketer who brazenly celebrates the commodification of art.
It would be easy enough for Kahn to treat him as a villain, but instead he suggest a witty comparison between Koons and an artist whose last name happens to rhyme with his.
It also includes a painting by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a Los Angeles-based, Nigerian-born artist whose reputation is growing.
Her presence, like Poons’s, presents an implicit argument against the cynical view that money and celebrity have corrupted hard work and aesthetic value.