The Price of everything
16 October 2019 at 7:30 pm
Rady Jewish Cultural Centre, 123 Doncaster Avenue.
The Morley Blankstein Architecture Film Series:
The Price of Everything
Directed by Nathaniel Kahn
2018, USA, 98 min
Basquiat paintings regularly fetch tens of millions of dollars, and the recent sale of a little-known Da Vinci topped $450 million—but what forces are driving the white-hot art market? Who assigns and who pays these astronomical sums? What currency adequately measures art’s value? The Price of Everything leads us into a rarefied labyrinth of galleries, studios, and auction houses to wrestle with these questions. With unprecedented access to in-demand artists like Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and to prominent collectors and dealers, My Architect director Nathaniel Kahn coaxes out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.
The Morley Blankstein Architectural Film Series is presented by the Rady JCC and the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, with support from the Blankstein family. Morley Blankstein was a well-known architect, community leader and philanthropist.