The Price Of Everything
USA | 2018 | 105mins
- Directed by Nathaniel Kahn (‘My Architect’)
- Documentary, Festival & Independent
- 17 April, Wednesday, 7:30PM NEW
- 2 May, Wednesday, 2PM FINAL
This is a smart and absorbing film.
Stuff, Graeme Tuckett
An intelligent film,… also very funny
With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, The Price of Everything dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times–where everything can be bought and sold. (Rotten Tomatoes)
“Basquiat paintings regularly fetch tens of millions of dollars, and the recent sale of a little-known Da Vinci topped $450 million — but what forces are driving the white-hot art market?
Who assigns and who pays these astronomical sums? What currency adequately measures art’s value?
The Price of Everything leads us into a rarefied labyrinth of galleries, studios, and auction houses to wrestle with these questions and explore what society loses and gains when art becomes a rich person’s commodity.” (Sundance Film Festival)
It’s rare to get such a frank and authoritative view of the market and its flaws. Kahn has returned from his trip down the rabbit hole with a clear-eyed and enthralling picture of what he found there. Sydney Morning Herald