The Price of Everything
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The Price of Everything

“Some people know the price of everything and the value of nothing,” says art collector Stefan Edlis, lending a title to the latest documentary for Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn’s The Price of Everything from HBO Documentary Films . This comment is made in a discussion about how one places a value on art. It really is the crux of this documentary. Kahn speaks to some of the heaviest hitters on all sides of the art world. Artists Gerhard Richter,Jeff Koons, Larry Poons, Marilyn Minter, George Condo, Margaret Lee, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby; Art critic Jerry Saltz, Art historians Alexander Nemerov and Barbara Rose, Curators Paul Schimmel, Art Dealers Amy Cappellazzo, Gavin Brown, Mary Boone, Jeffrey Deitch, Ed Dolman, Robert Manley and art collectors Stefan Edlis, Inga Rubenstein, and Holly Peterson (amongst others). The speakers in The Price of Everything have their point of view as to what art is, along with how they view the rampant elitism and commercialization that abound in the art world today. We go from Paul Schimmel saying “Art and money have always gone hand and hand. It’s very important for good art to be expensive. You only protect things that are valuable. If […]

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