Segments in this Video

Different Points of View (03:10)


Any judgment is a record of the moment because an artist's fame changes over time. Individuals discuss why they like or dislike a piece. This episode will examine who influences the art world.

New Corporate Headquarters (05:03)

Deutsche Bank invests in contemporary art. Herbert Zapp and his team visit the Cologne Art Fair to select new work. The amount of corporations interested in art, original artists, and private collectors has increased.

Michael Werner (03:16)

The gallery owner sells works by Georg Baselitz, Andres Amador, Markus Lupertz, David Salle, and A.R. Penck. Mary Boone owns a gallery in New York City. Werner elaborates on what it takes to be a good art dealer.

Mary Boone (05:25)

Boone is more famous than her artists; the art dealer discusses what she looks for in artists and collectors. Technicians hang an exhibit of works by Penck at her gallery on West Broadway. Galleries bring tourists, restaurants, and stores.

Douglas S. Cramer (09:03)

Artists need to court collectors and dealers. Cramer watches dailies from "Dynasty" and runs a production meeting. View pieces from his personal collection.

Richard Koshalek (08:05)

The film industry is seductive and can pull an individual towards entertainment rather than educational values. Koshalek prepares to open a permanent location for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. More Americans attend museums than football games.

Mary Miss (04:58)

Miss describes why she prefers working in the public realm rather than launching an exhibit in a museum setting. The Battery Park City Plaza commissioned the artist and Stanton Eckstut to collaborate on an installation.

Ingrid Sischy (03:43)

A critical system is essential in the contemporary art field. "Artforum" does not cater to institutions, museums, vendors, or collectors and seeks to provide a serious analysis of a given piece.

Thomas McEvilley (06:03)

The Professor of Aesthetics at Rice University explains that the critic is no longer a quality controller. Quality and taste constantly change. The Castelli Gallery hosts an art opening for Keith Haring.

Credits: Value (01:16)

Credits: Value

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Part of the Series : State of the Art: Ideas and Images in the 1980s
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How is value created in the art world of the 1980s? Who determines what’s “good” and how are reputations built and sustained. The film encounters a number of central figures as it journeys through some of the institutions in Germany and the United States that underpin critical and commercial value: the private dealers Michael Werner and Mary Boone, seen in her gallery on West Broadway in Manhattan hanging a show of works by A.R. Penck; collector and Hollywood producer Douglas S. Cramer, one of the key figures behind series like Dynasty and The Colbys; museum director Richard Koshalek, as he prepares to open the new Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; the critic Thomas McEvilley, writer for Artforum and other magazines; and the artist Mary Miss, working on a public project at Battery Park City Plaza.

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: FPT194771

ISBN: 978-1-64867-405-1

Copyright date: ©2006

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