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Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE 1. Art, Value and Economics 2. Art and Exceptionalism in Classical Economics 3. Art and Exceptionalism in Neoclassical Economics 4. Exceptionalism After 1945 5. Exceptionalism After 1966 6. Exceptionalism Reassessed PART TWO 7. On the Absence of a Marxist Economics of Art 8. Art and Productive Capital 9. Art and Merchant Capital 10. Art and Finance Capital 11. Art and Post-Fordism Conclusion Bibliography Index

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About the Author

Dave Beech is an artist in the collective Freee and teaches Art at Valand Academy, Gothenburg University. His work has been exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial (2010) and the Istanbul Biennial (2013). He has co-authored The Philistine Controversy (Verso, 2002), edited Beauty (MIT/Whitechapel, 2009), contributed essays to Locating the Producers (Valiz, 2011), and Curating and the Educational Turn (Open Editions, 2010).

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"[Dave Beech's] book is well worth reading for anyone trying to grasp the strange place of art in our present social order, in which (even after the crash of 2008 revealed the reigning neoliberalism for the calamity it is) money is represented as the one unassailable truth. What in the world is art worth? Its economic exceptionalism remains a conundrum, albeit one a reader of Art and Value can discern more clearly than before." Barry Schwabsky, Hyperallergic "It is impossible in the hackwork of a review to do justice to both the nuanced and wide-ranging arguments set forth in Art and Value The consequences for rethinking art's relationship to capitalism (and its politics), as well the collision between the economic and non-economic more broadly, I think, are far-reaching. Art and Value is definitely exceptional." Alex Fletcher, Art Monthly "We're all looking for an opening. Dave Beech has put his hand on a key hidden for decades under a mountain of gloom. The result is Art and Value. I've never read anything like it In meticulous detail, Beech demonstrates how works of art are 'economically exceptional': that they are not in fact produced as commodities but only come into relation with the commodity form in ways that are not eternal, necessary, and incurable, but social, changeable, and even insignificant. It opens an authentically new dimension in this long debate and, in doing so, shows us a model of artistic, and by extension, social and political freedom that can inspire hope, confidence, and daring. This is a book of, and for, high spirits. Jeff Wall, artist. "[E]schewing facile totalizations, [Beech] makes some much-needed theoretical distinctions rooted in Marx's work, and highlights anomalies and details. He is definitely asking the right questions." Andrew Kliman, an economist and Professor in economics at Pace University, New York.
"[Dave Beech's] book is well worth reading for anyone trying to grasp the strange place of art in our present social order, in which (even after the crash of 2008 revealed the reigning neoliberalism for the calamity it is) money is represented as the one unassailable truth....What in the world is art worth? Its economic exceptionalism remains a conundrum, albeit one a reader of Art and Value can discern more clearly than before." -Barry Schwabsky, Hyperallergic "It is impossible in the hackwork of a review to do justice to both the nuanced and wide-ranging arguments set forth in Art and Value ... The consequences for rethinking art's relationship to capitalism (and its politics), as well the collision between the economic and non-economic more broadly, I think, are far-reaching. Art and Value is definitely ... exceptional." -Alex Fletcher, Art Monthly "We're all looking for an opening. Dave Beech has put his hand on a key hidden for decades under a mountain of gloom. The result is Art and Value. I've never read anything like it ... In meticulous detail, Beech demonstrates how works of art are 'economically exceptional': that they are not in fact produced as commodities but only come into relation with the commodity form in ways that are not eternal, necessary, and incurable, but social, changeable, and even insignificant. It opens an authentically new dimension in this long debate and, in doing so, shows us a model of artistic, and by extension, social and political freedom that can inspire hope, confidence, and daring. This is a book of, and for, high spirits. -Jeff Wall, artist. "[E]schewing facile totalizations, [Beech] makes some much-needed theoretical distinctions rooted in Marx's work, and highlights anomalies and details. He is definitely asking the right questions." -Andrew Kliman, an economist and Professor in economics at Pace University, New York.

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