The concept of the art world confronts and undermines the romantic ideology of art and artists that is still dominant in Western societies. By treating the production of art as work and artists as workers and examining the conditions under which these activities take place, this sociological perspective illuminates much that remains obscured by rom
Table of Contents
Preface -- Art and Artists on the Margins -- Negotiating the Critical Discourse: The Armory Show Revisited -- Public Art and Cultural Authority -- Artists Entering the Marketplace: Pricing New Art -- "Woman Artist": Between Myth and Stereotype -- From East to West: Polish Artists in the New York Art World -- Directorial Intention and Persona in Film School -- “A Photograph Is Not a Picture”: Distinguishing Anarchy from Art in the Late Nineteenth Century -- Between Art and Industry: Amateur Photography and Middlebrow Culture -- Trading Places in the Art World: The Reputations of Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans -- Graffiti as Public and Private Art -- Animation Art: The Fine Art of Selling Collectibles -- Native American Art and Artists in Visual Arts Documentaries from 1973 to 1991
Larry Gross is Sol Worth Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Contested Closets: The Politics and Ethics of Outing and editor of Image Ethics: The Moral Rights of Subjects in Photographs, Film and Television, and On the Margins of Art Worlds.James D. Woods was assistant professor of communications at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, and author of The Corporate Closet: The Professional Lives of Gay Men in America.