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"Get the Picture" with Bianca Bosker at the Del Ray Artisans

2024-05-23 19:00:00 2024-05-23 21:00:00 America/New_York "Get the Picture" with Bianca Bosker at the Del Ray Artisans “Fascinating for contemporary art lovers and skeptics alike. At the heart of Bianca Bosker’s intelligent book is the author’s burning curiosity, and it’s contagious.” Del Ray Artisans - 2704 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

Thursday, May 23
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-23 19:00:00 2024-05-23 21:00:00 America/New_York "Get the Picture" with Bianca Bosker at the Del Ray Artisans “Fascinating for contemporary art lovers and skeptics alike. At the heart of Bianca Bosker’s intelligent book is the author’s burning curiosity, and it’s contagious.” Del Ray Artisans - 2704 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

Del Ray Artisans

2704 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

“Fascinating for contemporary art lovers and skeptics alike. At the heart of Bianca Bosker’s intelligent book is the author’s burning curiosity, and it’s contagious.”

About the book: 

Join us for an author talk and book signing at the Del Ray Artisans, featuring Bianca Bosker. In Get the Picture, Bosker immerses herself in the nerve center of art and the people who live for it: gallerists, collectors, curators, and, of course, artists themselves—the kind who work multiple jobs to afford their studios while scrabbling to get eyes on their art. As she stretches canvases until her fingers blister, talks her way into A-list parties full of billionaire collectors, sells art as a gallerist, has her face sat on by a nearly-naked performance artist, and forces herself to stare at a single sculpture for hours on end while working as a museum security guard, she discovers not only the inner workings of the art machine but also a more expansive way of living. Probing everything from cave paintings to Instagram, from the science of sight to the importance of beauty, Get the Picture examines art’s role in our culture, our economy, and our hearts.

About the author:

Bianca Bosker is the New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Best American Travel Writing, and been recognized with awards from the New York Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and more. For more information on her and her new book Get the Picture, visit biancabosker.com

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AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Author Talks | Art & Music |

TAGS: | Del Ray Artisans | Book Signing | Author Talk | Artists | Art |

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