New Documentary 'The Price of Everything' Reveals the Art World's Best-Kept Secrets

New Documentary 'The Price of Everything' Reveals the Art World's Best-Kept Secrets

TOWN & COUNTRY - “The Price of Everything, which Variety called ‘brilliant and captivating,’ takes a hard look at the intersection of contemporary art and commerce through a series of revealing interviews with artists (Marilyn Minter, Jeff Koons, George Condo, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby), dealers (Gavin Brown, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Boone), auction-house honchos (Amy Cappellazzo, Simon de Pury), and collectors (Stefan Edlis, Holly Peterson).”

The Deal Of The Art

The Deal Of The Art

GAY CITY NEWS - “Director Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary The Price of Everything focuses tightly on the art world, but in depicting a world where everything is commodified and painters who aren’t hardcore careerists watch others make money from their work without benefiting themselves, it says a great deal about the state of American culture in 2018. ”

HBO’s ‘Price of Everything’ Doesn’t Pull Any Punches

HBO’s ‘Price of Everything’ Doesn’t Pull Any Punches

BLOOMBERG - “Kahn traces the boom in the contemporary art market to 1973, when taxi fleet owner Robert Scull and his wife, Ethel, unloaded more than 50 works by Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg at Sotheby’s Parke Bernet auction house in New York. Today the prices seem laughable—Rauschenberg’s Thaw went for $85,000—but at the time they were astonishing, signaling that money could be made trading such previously outré fare.”

Review: 'The Price Of Everything'

Review: 'The Price Of Everything'

SLANT MAGAZINE - “Nathaniel Kahn’s The Price of Everything is an examination of the skyrocketing sales of modern artwork over the last few decades. Yet the documentary isn’t a simple anti-capitalist harangue, as Kahn understands that money is a defining element of art-making, whether or not we wish to admit it.”

'The Price Of Everything' Puts the Complexities of the Art World on Breathtaking Display

'The Price Of Everything' Puts the Complexities of the Art World on Breathtaking Display

THE A.V. CLUB - “The master stroke of The Price Of Everything is that it asks the viewer, in Cappellazzo’s words, to see the intricacies of the art world and the way those two seemingly oppositional forces—the financial side and the creative side—are inextricably intertwined.”

A New Documentary Perfectly Captures the Passion and Absurdity of the Art Market

A New Documentary Perfectly Captures the Passion and Absurdity of the Art Market

ARTSY - “But even for those in the industry, The Price of Everything is a worthwhile watch, as longtime market players from across the art world talk uninterrupted about the relationship between art and money. The film lets their fierce opinions coexist without any kind of forced resolution.”

In Nathaniel Kahn’s 'The Price of Everything,' a Lively Portrait of Money Run Amok in the Contemporary Art Market

In Nathaniel Kahn’s 'The Price of Everything,' a Lively Portrait of Money Run Amok in the Contemporary Art Market

VOGUE - “Kahn, who asks the kinds of elementary, open-ended questions his viewer is probably wondering, serves as an appealingly unabashed guide to a world that can often seem frosty or inaccessible.”