The Resource The great contemporary art bubble, written, directed & presented by Ben Lewis ; a BLTV production, (videorecording)

The great contemporary art bubble, written, directed & presented by Ben Lewis ; a BLTV production, (videorecording)

Label
The great contemporary art bubble
Title
The great contemporary art bubble
Statement of responsibility
written, directed & presented by Ben Lewis ; a BLTV production
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"This decade has seen the greatest rise in the value of art in the history of the world as contemporary art prices increased by 800% from 2003 until 2008. The lustrous contemporary art bubble blew bigger and lasted longer than the global credit bubble, the property bubble and the oil bubble. On September 15, 2008, the day Lehmans collapsed bearing the worst financial news since 1929, Damien Hirst sold over 70 million pounds of his art at a Sotheby's auction that totalled 111 million pounds over two days. Art critic, art lover and filmmaker Ben Lewis spent all of 2008 investigating this bubble. Everywhere he went, the art world told him the boom would last forever, fuelled by a new passion from the world's super rich. He saw it as a bubble akin to tulip fever and was filming when it burst in spectacular fashion. Ben is your entertaining guide through the smoke and mirrors of this seductive, elite world. He uncovers a dark story of secretive deals, speculation, tax breaks, and market manipulation that involves the whole art world - dealers, collectors, galleries, auction houses, public museums and even, maybe, artists themselves. More than a film about the art market, this is a jaw-dropping parable for the mania, delusion and greed that drove the world economy over the edge in 2008"--
Assigning source
Website
Cataloging source
AU@
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Soundtrack in English
PerformerNote
Presenter, Ben Lewis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis, Ben
Runtime
90
Series statement
DVD Collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art
  • Art
  • Art as an investment
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The great contemporary art bubble, written, directed & presented by Ben Lewis ; a BLTV production, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn526035116
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
5060148430058
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)526035116
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great contemporary art bubble, written, directed & presented by Ben Lewis ; a BLTV production, (videorecording)
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn526035116
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
5060148430058
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)526035116
Video recording format
DVD

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