The Price of Everything
by Nathaniel Kahn, United States 2018, 99'
SCREENPLAY: Bob Richman   SOUND MIXING: Eddie O'Conner
PHOTOGRAPHY: Bob Richman   PRODUCER: Jennifer Blei Stockman, Debi Wisch, Carla Solomon 
EDITING: Brad Fuller ACE, Phillip, Schopper ACE   LANGUAGE: English

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2018

 The film investigates the transformation of the art world into a multimillion-dollar market, through interviews with artists - including Jeff Koons, whose works are the most highly priced in the world; and Larry Poons, who lives as a recluse in his country home and strongly criticizes the ruthless laws of the same market that made him rich in the '70s - and curators, collectors and art dealers. 
The Price of Everything penetrates the superficial world of auctions and trades, such as those atSotheby's and Christie's, where old and new works are sold at prices ten times higher than they would have brought fifteen years ago. An élite of private collectors, art lovers and wealthy entrepreneurs benefits. In the last three decades, they’ve turned the art market into a stock market, where the highest price denotes the highest artistic quality. But can art really be evaluated by money?

Nathaniel Kahn 
His documentary My Architect, a portait of hisfather, the architect Louis I. Kahn, won the DGA Award in 2004 and was nominated for an Academy Award, two Film Indipendent Spirit Awards and an Emmy. His short movies include the Emmy and Academy Award nominatedTwo Hands and a documentary about the celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher.

Selcted Filmography
 The Dark Side of the Sun  2016 Telescope  2011 Earth 2050: The Future of Energy  2006 Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story



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