Seven Days in the Art World

Last night I finished this book by Sarah Thornton. If you are an artist, work with art, or are just curious about the art world this book is great! The following are some quotes I marked in the book:

“I found art school to be liberating, but the commercial art world…is there anywhere where you could possibly feel smaller? It’s the only place where you can give away free booze and no one turns up.”
Phil Collins, video artist

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art…Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”
— The author Sarah Thornton quoting Andy Warhol in conversation with artist Takashi Murakami

“A classic is news that stays news. Great art is essentially work that has proven inexhaustible in terms of the value it gives to those who pay attention to it. It says, ‘I am the present tense despite the fact that I was made five or fifty years ago.’ “
— Modernist Ezra Pound