My Life as a Work of Art

The Art World From Start to Finish.

Katya Tylevich, Ben Eastham (Authors)

How do you navigate the labyrinth of the contemporary art world? The best way is to follow the only ‘witness’ to all these developments: the work of art itself.

This book follows the ‘life’ of works by eight major contemporary artists, from Martin Creed’s conceptual works and Gregory Crewdson’s photographs (requiring crews and film production values) to Marina Abramović’s performances and Barry McGee’s motorway sound barrier graffiti.

An entertaining narrative that promotes a greater understanding of what makes something ‘art’.

About the Author

Ben Eastham is the co-founder and editor of The White Review. As an arts journalist he has contributed to the Times Literary Supplement, the New York Times, Elephant and the Art Newspaper. He has previously worked as a journalist at the BBC and curator at Hannah Barry, London.

Katya Tylevich is Editor-at-Large for Elephant and Contributing Editor for Mark and White Zinfandel. She contributes regularly to Domus, Pin-up and Frame and has contributed to books on art and architecture. She is co-founder of Friend&Colleague, working on curated projects and editions.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published by Laurence King; 01 edition (27 Sept. 2016)
ISBN 9781780678672
16.1 x 3.5 x 24.1 cm