The Price of Everything
$12 General Admission
$7 NWFF Member
** Frye Art Museum Members get in at the NWFF member rate of $7! **
** Co-presented by Artist Trust Seattle! Seattle Arts Commissioner Juan Alonso-Rodríguez will be in attendance Nov. 2 for a discussion! **
One-of-a-kind, rare, and limited edition are terms often thrown around in the modern art world, often attached to exorbitant price tags. What forces drive the high art market? Who decides the relative value of art that results in these incredibly high sums? The Price of Everything enters into galleries, studios, personal collections, and a Sotheby’s auction to try to answer these questions, while weaving together observations around the commodification of art.
Featuring incredibly candid interviews with artists like Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, collectors, and curators, filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn gets unprecedented access that reveal the dynamics at all levels of the market. Moments with ’60s art star Larry Poons probe why he fell out of fashion while his contemporaries’ cultural and monetary stock went sky-high. Intimate interviews with a mega-collector demonstrate how the mix of business and altruism make for a great collector. Rather than offer answers, Kahn’s juicy systemic portrait teases out tensions, holding a fun-house mirror to our feverish times.
“Nathaniel Kahn has gained unprecedented access to numerous art personalities and the works they all revere, to dive headlong into a community where everything is sold and traded like Wall Street stocks. The Price of Everything is a candid participatory investigation buttressed by massive and eclectic troves of knowledge and opinion that delight and infuriate in equal measure.” – Matthew Roe, ioncinema.com