FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 -- Nathaniel Kahn's latest art documentary picks up where Colin Day's "Saving Banksy" leaves off. Where as Day's film focused on the crazy marketing and sales of Banksy's street art, Kahn continues on with other contemporary artists.


The films features artists Jeff Koons, Larry Poons, Mariltn Minter, Gerhard Richter, George Condo and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. It also features Sotheby's art broker Amy Cappellazzo, art critic Jerry Saltz and major art supporter Chicagoan Stefan Edlis.

The film examines the process with which art gains value, gets marketed, sold, bought and donated. Koons is the new Salvador Dali, turning the creation of art into a high end production machine. The film poses the age old question..."What is art?"


Kahn compares the artist thought on the value of their art - those who expect high value like Koons, the artist who is shocked atthe value of her art (Crosby), the artist who is surprised there is even any interest left in his art (Poons) and the artists who who themselves seem to question their own talent (Minter and Richter).


Much like "Saving Banksy", the film takes us through the process of choosing the art pieces to sell and a critical view of the art from a critic to the man purchasing the art Edlis. Edlis, of all the characters is probably the most interesting as he amasses a huge personal catalog for his various homes and later as a gift to the Art Institute of Chicago.


Koons is perhaps the most humorous of the artist as he presents the notion that because he is in the same room of the art while it's being manufactured, then it has intrinsic value.


"The Price of Everything" is the art documentary for people who under-appreciate or question the value of art and its relationship to the economy. It truly is the art movie for art lovers.   -- GRADE B+ --   GEOFF BURTON