The Price of Everything

Documentary The Price of Everything

Guests Expected

Director Nathaniel Kahn expected to attend both screenings.


A major Sotheby's auction is the focal point for this broad exploration of the exploding market in modern art. Featuring incredibly candid interviews with collectors, curators, and artists themselves, The Price of Everything is, to its credit, more intrigued by posing questions about the commodification of art rather than offering proscriptive answers about how the matter should be addressed. The film is particularly illuminating around the selling and reselling of particular artworks and how that impacts an artist's control over his or her own creations.

"Nathaniel Kahn has gained unprecedented access to numerous art personalities and the works they all revere, to dive headlong into a community where everything is sold and traded like Wall Street stocks. The Price of Everything is a candid participatory investigation buttressed by massive and eclectic troves of knowledge and opinion that delight and infuriate in equal measure." – Matthew Roe,

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Director Nathaniel Kahn

Nathaniel Kahn made his directing debut in 2003 with My Architect, a documentary exploring the life of his own father, Louis Kahn. The film was nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Academy Award and won the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary award. He received a second Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short Subject in for Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story (2006).

Film Details
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2018
  • Running time: 98
  • Director(s): Nathaniel Kahn
  • Producer(s): Jennifer Blei Stockman, Debi Wisch, Carla Solomon
  • Cinematographer(s): Bob Richman
  • Editor(s): Sabine Krayenb├╝hl, Brad Fuller, Phillip Schopper
  • Music: Jeff Beal
  • Print Source: HBO Documentary Films

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