Lucy Kimbell


Lucy Kimbell (2002)


‘Some readers will find this book extremely irritating… Some readers will want to know if the methods explored in this book have any relevance as research tools in the field of management… Some readers will try to establish for themselves if this is a successful book and how that success might be evaluated…’ − Lucy Kimbell.

Audit is the result of conducting a personal poll − to nearly seventy people including friends, family, colleagues and collaborators − in which Lucy Kimbell asks ‘What am I worth?’ Combining techniques from business analysis and other disciplines, this book uses material gathered from a specially constructed questionnaire to measure a broad range of values about the artist. Presented in an accessible and seductively designed format Lucy Kimbell’s analysis of the responses to her questions tell us as much about the artist as they do about the respondees. Together, they reveal contradictory and challenging ideas about how we value each other as human beings. In an age where everything from restaurants to films to arts organisations must be measured and given a rating, Lucy Kimbell raises many questions. How do we know what we are worth?

Audit | Kimbell, Lucy; | Commission: New Writing, guest edited by Michael Bracewell | ISBN: 978 1 870699 60 0 | Price: £9.95 | Classifications: Document; Manual; | Format: Offset printing; | Extent: 96 pages | Edition: 1,500 copies | Dimensions: 210 x 148mm | Designers: Carlo Tartaglia; Fiona Hevey; | Printer: Offset Colour Print, Southampton