Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World, Director – Barry Avrich

I was somewhat disappointed by this film. Being a leftie of the best sort I read the description of this film and was attracted to the description of a film that would look at the insane world of art auctions and collecting that carried on despite the horrendous impact of the economic crisis of 2008. So at the start they mention the crash but then just carry on describing the world of art auctions, the buyers, the artists who feed off the insane amounts of money and agents who promote both. Rather than being particularly critical of it, the film makes no judgement other than to describe it and in some sense to be envious of the various players in the business. Some interviews with artists suggest they are not entirely happy with the situation and its unfairness to many but that is about as far as it goes. The rest of the film is simply a glimpse into the activities of some of the one percenters and how little they care about the rest of us.