The Price of Everything

Film - Feature | December 21 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring an impressive cast of art world characters, including artists Jeff Koons, Larry Poons, Gerhard Richter, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby as well as curators, critics, collectors, and dealers, The Price of Everything is a lively exploration of the uneasy but inextricable relationship between art and money. While the history of collecting art is not new, auctioning work by living artists has only been common practice since the 1970s. Raising more questions than it answers, this documentary ponders how monetary value affects artists, galleries, museums, and collectors and what is lost when speculation outpaces the possibility for contemplation.

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