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Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction (new edition)
By Julian Stallabrass
Contemporary art has never been so popular—but the art world is changing. Today, there is growing interest in questions over the nature and use of contemporary art, and over who controls its future. This VSI studies how new regions and nations, such as China, have leapt into astonishing prominence, overturning the old Euro-American dominance. It also examines the powerful influence of big business and the super-rich on the art world, and the reinvention of artists and museums as brands.