The Price of Everything (2018)


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Critic Consensus: The Price of Everything will be of immediate interest to art lovers - but this look at the relationship between creativity and commodification has something for all audiences.

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With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, The Price of Everything dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times--where everything can be bought and sold.

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (10)

Kahn has certainly exposed the horrors of the art market here - I wouldn't buy a used car from the smug Cappellazzo - but he gives art itself pretty short shrift.

Nov 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Nathaniel Kahn lets the contemporary-art market shoot itself in the pedicured foot. But not everything worth saying needs to be articulated in this highly polished documentary-a beautiful piece of representational art, as it happens.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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The implicit castigation the documentary has to offer is hard to miss. So is the sense of overriding fascination. Is it possible to cast a cold eye if the look being given is so wide-eyed?

Oct 26, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

A scrappy documentary on the increasingly currency-focused machinations of the art world.

Oct 19, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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