The Sunday Film Series presents the documentary “The Price of Everything” at the Arts Centre in Sechelt March 15 at 10:30am. Suggested donation$10.
A deep dive into the rarefied world of contemporary art where everything can be bought and sold, “The Price of Everything” is a stunning exposé of the role of art in today’s consumerist society.
What is it about the contemporary art market that holds us mere mortals in thrall? How and why can a shiny, metallic balloon-animal dog sell for $58.4 million, as Jeff Koons’ original did in 2013? Why is some contemporary art now worth 10 times more than what it fetched at auction only 10 or 15 years ago?