A deep dive into the rarefied world of contemporary art where everything can be bought and sold, The Price of Everything is a stunning expose of the role of art in today’s consumerist society from double Academy Award® nominee Nathaniel Kahn.


Filmmaker: Nathaniel Kahn
Country: USA
Length: 99 mins
Year: 2018
Format: HD

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Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market darlings Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, to one-time art star Larry Poons, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.


"Brilliant and captivating" – Variety

"Hilarious and unnerving” – Vadim Rizov, Filmmaker Magazine

"Nathaniel Kahn’s film beautifully navigates subjects as heady as the nature of art itself." – Jason Gorber, POV Magazine

"Fascinating" - Screen Daily

★★★★ - Little White Lies


Nathaniel Kahn is an award-winning filmmaker. His documentary My Architect, a portrait of his father, Louis I. Kahn, won the 2004 DGA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award, two Film Independent Spirit Awards, and an Emmy. His short films include the Emmy- and Academy Award–nominated Two Hands, about the internationally celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher. Other films include Telescopeand Dark Side of the Sun.



Sundance Film Festival 2018

CPH:DOX 2018

True/False Film Festival 2018

Full Frame Film Festival 2018

Melbourne International Film Festival 2018



Nominated - Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary - News Emmys 2019