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Filming the contemporary art bubble

By Ben Lewis  

The author, pictured outside Christie's

My latest documentary, The Great Contemporary Art Bubble, will be showing this Monday 18th May at 9pm on BBC4. A record of one of the most staggering speculative bubbles in living memory, filmed while it was actually in the process of bursting—something I’ve written at length about previously in Prospect—it tells, I believe, a story that many people will and ought to find shocking. But The Great Contemporary Art Bubble was also a very difficult film to make. I…

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