$20,000

An investigation into the meaning and value of one art item from a provocateur of the art and music worlds Celebrated musician and artist Bill Drummond turns his attention to the world of modern art

  • Title: $20,000
  • Author: Bill Drummond
  • ISBN: 9781905636846
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • An investigation into the meaning and value of one art item, from a provocateur of the art and music worlds Celebrated musician and artist Bill Drummond turns his attention to the world of modern art Several years ago he bought a photograph by the Turner Prizewinning artist Richard Long for 20,000 After owning it for some time, he decided to cut it up into 20,An investigation into the meaning and value of one art item, from a provocateur of the art and music worlds Celebrated musician and artist Bill Drummond turns his attention to the world of modern art Several years ago he bought a photograph by the Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long for 20,000 After owning it for some time, he decided to cut it up into 20,000 individual pieces, and then sell them off at a dollar a piece This book tells the whole story of Drummond s relationship with modern art, and in particular how this process changed it, in a typically fascinating and discursive way In his numerous musical incarnations, Drummond has combined global success with a fiercely independent slant As an artist, his work, over the past 30 years, has examined the cultural landscape through a diverse array of forms.

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    1. awful. this is not, as advertised, about art. it's about a rich guy and his carpet. not a carpet in the sense of the big lebowski, where it really is an aesthetic question (it really brings the room together) but a rug that the author has had custom made and thinks is really cool and neat and isn't he clever for having had it made? and it's about the same dude, driving up and down the highways of england, naming the roads as he goes (M90, A9) and remarking how dull the drive is. ocassionally he [...]

    2. "$20,000" is a combination of a travel journal (via the United Kingdom, and whatever that means to a British citizen), aesthetics, art, pop music, and the hard-to-answer question "what is an artist?" Bill Drummond is a man of great charm, but I find it a bit of a head scratcher why he's so interested in the subject matter of "Artist" in today's culture. For one he seems to fighting the public image of an artist, which seems to me kind of silly. I understand the concerns and the problems that goe [...]

    3. Opinions on Bill Drummond vary wildly. To some, he is an opportunistic and shameless self-publicist willing to do almost anything to draw attention to himself. Others believe him to be a visionary, a creative genius who turns everything he touches into art: music; painting; photography; conceptual ideas; literature. I'm in the latter camp. One of the things I like most about Bill is that he thinks big. In fact, he thinks mythically. He doesn't start a creative project without first having an abs [...]

    4. I've dealt with this Bill Drummond book far sooner than I normally do. Ordinarily I spot a book by him, snap it up with a sense of urgency and then deny myself the pleasure of reading it for weeks if not months.This is self-denial of pleasure - his books always absorb me, make me question things, and generally inspire me to think differently about those things.As the book warns, this is basically a second edition of the How To Be An Artist book, also by Bill Drummond. This version has no accompa [...]

    5. I'm a bit conflicted about this. I love Bill Drummond, have done for a long time. I connected with his work with the KLF, and his book "45" is terrific, though his books with Mark Manning are less successful, for me certainly because Manning seems to be writing horror porn, which just gets wearing really fast. But this book here really brings out Drummond's technique of shopping-list documentary journalism (this happened then this happened then this happened) interspersed with bar stool philosop [...]

    6. Sixteen years ago, artist Bill Drummond spent $20,000 on a photograph by artist Richard Long. After five years, he was tired of the photograph, and had an idea: Drummond would travel around Britain trying to sell the photograph to someone else for the original $20,000, then take the money from the sale to where the original photograph was taken and bury it. And thus began an odyssey that led to this book.Is the act of selling the photograph art? How about the photographs he's taking of what he's [...]

    7. I bought this as I own 2 of the 20,000 pieces and I knew what Bill had intended before buying this book so it was interesting to see a little deeper into his thoughts.He does go off on a tangent sometimes, these tangents were usually relevant to some of his other work but sometimes they would serve no real purpose than show a little of how his mind works.Some people will like it and other won't.I do hope the last of the 20,000 pieces of 'A Smell of Sulphur in the Wind' sell sometime soon as the [...]

    8. Really enjoyed this, i love his conversational style of writing, which I think works well as a mechanism he employs to avoid sounding pretentious while still maintaing a high level of intelligent discussion and ideas, but which also enables him to really explore the creative process from an insiders perspective.

    9. Drummond's adventures are always diverting. This one isn't quite as thought-provoking as 17, but there were enough references to Bristol and nature to keep me happy.

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