Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value


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Why does the artworld often privilege one cultural form over another? Why does it grant more attention to reviews in, say, Artforum over ARTnews ? And how can an artist once hailed as visionary be dismissed as derivative just a few years later? Exploring the ever-shifting estimations of value that make up the confluence of artists, critics, patrons, and gallery owners known as the artworld, Timothy van Laar and Leonard Diepeveen argue that prestige, a matter of socially constructed deference and conferral, plays an ...

Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199913985