The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated documentary examining the dynamics at play in pricing blue chip art pieces.

"Basquiat paintings regularly fetch tens of millions of dollars, and the recent sale of a little-known Da Vinci topped $450 million — but what forces are driving the white-hot art market? Who assigns and who pays these astronomical sums? What currency adequately measures art’s value? The Price of Everything leads us into a rarefied labyrinth of galleries, studios, and auction houses to wrestle with these questions and explore what society loses and gains when art becomes a rich person’s commodity." (Sundance Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Coarse language and nudity105 minsUSA
DocumentaryFestival & Independent
Director:
Nathaniel Kahn ('My Architect')
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

[A] brilliant and captivating documentary about how the art world got converted into a money market...

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Time Out

Time Out

press

An intelligent film, 'The Price of Everything' is also very funny - usually on purpose, though some of the art is ridiculous.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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While this colorful and inquisitive cinematic essay on the state of the art world is occasionally skeptical and consistently thoughtful, cynicism isn’t really on its agenda.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There’s something so fluid, almost nebulous, about its construction that a chasm starts to open up where you would expect to find some kind of unifying thesis.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

I walked into The Price of Everything not knowing who Larry Poons was and walked out quite besotted with the lovable old goat.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Kahn is a quiet filmmaker, and he gently prods his sources to go beyond the typical art world hyperbole of "gorgeous" and "wonderful."

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Cool and nominally neutral, there is nonetheless a genius use of one scene from Martin Scorsese's grim and glossily-reproachful The Wolf of Wall Street that makes the director's feelings on the subject crystal clear.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An entertaining if not comprehensive look at the bubble in blue-chip art.

0
Variety

Variety

press

[A] brilliant and captivating documentary about how the art world got converted into a money market...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An intelligent film, 'The Price of Everything' is also very funny - usually on purpose, though some of the art is ridiculous.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

While this colorful and inquisitive cinematic essay on the state of the art world is occasionally skeptical and consistently thoughtful, cynicism isn’t really on its agenda.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There’s something so fluid, almost nebulous, about its construction that a chasm starts to open up where you would expect to find some kind of unifying thesis.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I walked into The Price of Everything not knowing who Larry Poons was and walked out quite besotted with the lovable old goat.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Kahn is a quiet filmmaker, and he gently prods his sources to go beyond the typical art world hyperbole of "gorgeous" and "wonderful."

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Cool and nominally neutral, there is nonetheless a genius use of one scene from Martin Scorsese's grim and glossily-reproachful The Wolf of Wall Street that makes the director's feelings on the subject crystal clear.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An entertaining if not comprehensive look at the bubble in blue-chip art.

0

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