The crash in art values hasn’t diminished interest in Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the Art World, here she speaks in Albany:
“A lot of people dismiss the art world as being a shallow place,” Thornton said. “I hope that my readers see that it is mostly full of people who are looking to enrich their lives through art.” […] As a sociologist Thornton is not looking into the art realm through the lens of an art critic, but instead as a non-biased participant observer. She feels this immersion into her subject allowed her to give a true depiction of the different art sub-cultures. “Most books about art criticism are not interested in speaking to people outside the art world,” Thornton said. “I’m interested in the idea of a growing involvement in contemporary art.” […] “I hope the book doesn’t get dismissed because it is too easy to read,” she said.
Sarah Thornton Comes to Albany (Examiner.com)