by Sarah Thornton

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If you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes of the contemporary art world, you may enjoy this ethnographic romp.  Thornton's research, compiled through interviews between 2004-2007, provides glimpses of a day in the life of artists and people who make art accessible: auction night at Christie's, a crit (student collective critique) at the California Institute of the Arts, contemporary art fair in Switzerland - Art Basel, The Turner Prize, Artforum International, Murakami's studios, and the Venice Biennle. While I have only attended small studio shows or exhibitions at art museums, I devoured Seven Days.  I also appreciated the inclusion of a bibliography and index - works of art for this nonfiction reader.

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