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Get the Picture

Get the Picture
$29.00

"Sheer pleasure: the best book I've ever read about contemporary art." --Benjamin Moser, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sontag

 

"Immersive reporting along the lines of George Plimpton or Barbara Ehrenreich with...a gift for clever formulations that recalls Oscar Wilde...[Get the Picture] could not be more fun. A delightful book on an inspiring topic by a writer who could make dust sparkle." --Kirkus Reviews (starred)

 

The New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork takes readers on another fascinating, hilarious, and revelatory journey--this time burrowing deep inside the impassioned, secretive world of art and artists

 

An award-winning journalist obsessed with obsession, Bianca Bosker's existence was upended when she wandered into the art world--and couldn't look away. Intrigued by artists who hyperventilate around their favorite colors and art fiends who max out credit cards to show hunks of metal they think can change the world, Bosker grew fixated on understanding why art matters and how she--or any of us--could engage with it more deeply.

 

In Get the Picture, Bosker throws herself into the nerve center of art and the people who live for it: gallerists, collectors, curators, and, of course, artists themselves--the kind who work multiple jobs to afford their studios while scrabbling to get eyes on their art. As she stretches canvases until her fingers blister, talks her way into A-list parties full of billionaire collectors, has her face sat on by a nearly-naked performance artist, and forces herself to stare at a single sculpture for hours on end while working as a museum security guard, she discovers not only the inner workings of the art-canonization machine but also a more expansive way of living.

 

Probing everything from cave paintings to Instagram, and from the science of sight to the importance of beauty as it examines art's role in our culture, our economy, and our hearts, Get the Picture is a rollicking adventure that will change the way you see forever.

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9780525562207
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Hardcover
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Publication Date: 
February 6, 2024
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