A rare and original application of Marxist theory to the political economy of Art, and to art itself: artistic creativity is analyzed as a specific form of labor at a particular historical conjuncture. The book is illustrated and hand-bound, at once a work of art and a work about art. Unlike Free-Market Economics, whose principles are simplistic enough to end up on a bumper sticker, our bumper stickers, mugs and T-shirts are deep enough to end up as a book.
"A firecracker of a little book, polemical, witty, interesting, and original, it will interest students of both museums and the politics of culture." Curator. The Museum Journal.
The Red Museum. Art, economics and the ends of capital.