$20,000: A Book

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Beautiful Books, 2010 - Art - 155 pages
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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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Bill Drummond is a musician, conceptual artist, writer, and producer. He was a cofounder of seminal acid house band and art world subversives The KLF and the manager of such bands as Echo & The Bunnymen. His previous titles include Bad Wisdom, 45, and The Wild Highway.

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