Artprice and thierry Ehrmann unravel the workings of the Art Market on Arte.

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Artprice discloses the Art Market’s secrets with thierry Ehrmann, sculptor, visual artist, and Artprice.com founder.

The text presented hereafter is a translation of Arte Creative’s online presentation:

ARTE Creative: A gigantic Christmas tree in the guise of a butt plug, a machine that defecates five-star meals, an icon immersed in urine and staged corpses – subversive, trash, provocative or insulting? Thierry Ehrmann, the man behind The Abode of Chaos, an artist and the founder of Artprice, is the mouthpiece for scandal and discloses the workings of the most striking controversies in contemporary art. And scandal sells.

Art Scandals presents the creators of these controversial artworks and discloses the workings of the Art Market. Nothing is lost, everything is monetized! Photo credits/texts MONALISA PRODUCTION

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All episodes:

Art Scandals (1/9) – Win Win 12 July 2016
Art Scandals (2/9) – Sacred Art 12 July 2016
Art Scandals (3/9) – Art and Sex 12 July 2016
Art Scandals (4/9) – Art Crap July 2016
Art Scandals (5/9) – Intrusion 12 July 2016
Art Scandals (6/9) – Art tatoué 12 July 2016
Art Scandals (7/9) – Body art 12 July 2016
Art Scandals (8/9) – Blasphemy 12 July 2016
Art Scandals (9/9) – Art and Mone 12 July 2016

When an artwork’s fame outgrows the artist’s, reactions are plenty: the public is enthusiastic, shocked or downright outraged – seldom indifferent.

Don’t go straight to jail, pass “go” and collect the jackpot! The media indulge in sensationalism, the hashtags abound and the art market transforms the frenzy into gold.

Paul Mc Carthy, Andres Serrano, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Wim Delvoye, Gunther von Hagens and Maurizio Cattelan know the subject – these contemporary art superstars have created the notorious Tree, Piss Christ, Cloaca, Dirty Corner, Balloon Dog, Pig, Tim and La Nona Ora. They have also made the headlines and shocked the world.

But art history and scandals are inextricably linked. Are these artists simply following in the footsteps of Gustave Courbert and Marcel Duchamp?

Thierry Ehrmann, the man behind The Abode of Chaos, an artist and the founder of Artprice, is the mouthpiece for scandal and discloses the workings of the most striking controversies in Contemporary Art. And scandal sells.

Art scandals is a nine-episode web series broadcast on ARTE Creative that tackles the artworks and their creators and who they extend the boundaries of what is acceptable.

Director: Thierry Berrod

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