Seven Days in the Art World (2008),

In Seven Days in the Art World (2008), Sarah Thornton examines the art market boom that took place between 1998 and 2008, a time during which, as she says, ‘museum attendance surged, and more people than ever were able to abandon their day jobs and call themselves artists’. In this period the art world ‘both expanded and started to spin faster; it became hotter, hipper, and more expensive’. Write a critical essay 1 ½ to 2 pages long in which you discuss the reasons Thornton supplies for this increase in popularity.