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Epis.# 231: "The Price of Everything" producers Jennifer Blei Stockman and Debi Wisch: on their hot new art world documentary about art and money

Epis.# 231: "The Price of Everything" producers Jennifer Blei Stockman and Debi Wisch: on their hot new art world documentary about art and money

FromThe Conversation: an Artist Podcast


Epis.# 231: "The Price of Everything" producers Jennifer Blei Stockman and Debi Wisch: on their hot new art world documentary about art and money

FromThe Conversation: an Artist Podcast

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Length:
79 minutes
Released:
Nov 24, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Debi Wisch and Jennifer Blei Stockman, two of the three main producers of the documentary The Price of Everything, about art and money, talk about: The breakdown of the sales system in terms of democratization; auctioneer Simon de Pury’s line: “you should buy with your eyes, not your ears,” and ignore the background noise, as Debi puts it; buying trends among collectors, and the pros and cons of those purchases; the complications of gifting collections to museums; resources available to artists on the film’s website; the producers’ goals in terms of pulling back the curtain on the art world and getting people thinking and asking questions, and how one personal motivation was not being able to collect a lot of contemporary art they’d been interested in because it was too expensive; how artists (including Jeff Koons) don’t make any money from their work when it sells at auction; the draw of contemporary art around the world that’s been made apparent to the filmmakers through the many countries that have shown interest in the film; the possible reasons why a German refugee, just prior to the Holocaust, owns a Maurizio Cattelan sculpture of an adolescent-sized Adolph Hitler on his knees; and the challenges and thrills of navigating the learning curve of filmmaking over a seven-year span for this ambitious documentary.
Released:
Nov 24, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode