Get the picture : : a mind-bending journey among the inspired artists and obsessive art fiends who taught me how to see

Title Get the picture : : a mind-bending journey among the inspired artists and obsessive art fiends who taught me how to see
Names Bosker, Bianca.
Book Number DB119366
Title Status Active
Narrator Bosker, Bianca.
Language English
Annotation "An award-winning journalist obsessed with obsession, Bianca Bosker's existence was upended when she wandered into the art world and couldn't look away. Intrigued by artists who hyperventilate around their favorite colors and art fiends who max out credit cards to show hunks of metal they think can change the world, Bosker grew fixated on understanding why art matters and how she or any of us could engage with it more deeply. In Get the Picture, Bosker throws herself into the nerve center of art and the people who live for it: gallerists, collectors, curators, and, of course, artists themselves the kind who work multiple jobs to afford their studios while scrabbling to get eyes on their art. As she stretches canvases until her fingers blister, talks her way into A-list parties full of billionaire collectors, has her face sat on by a nearly-naked performance artist, and forces herself to stare at a single sculpture for hours on end while working as a museum security guard, she discovers not only the inner workings of the art-canonization machine but also a more expansive way of living. Probing everything from cave paintings to Instagram, and from the science of sight to the importance of beauty as it examines art's role in our culture, our economy, and our hearts, Get the Picture is a rollicking adventure that will change the way you see forever." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Informational works
Nonfiction
Art - Fine & Applied Arts - 700
LC Subject Art - Psychology
Art and society
Call Number 701.03 ANF
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: [New York] : Penguin Random House, [2024] 9780593745946
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