Seven Days in the Art World暢銷書作家 Sarah Thornton，前所未有的訪問了33位藝術家，從國際巨星到名不見經傳的美術教師：艾未未入獄前後都接受她的採訪；飛到東京的工作室造訪草間彌生；更在倫敦、法蘭克福與阿布札比三訪Jeff Koons；還能窺探普普藝術先驅Cindy Sherman的衣櫃，以及Andrea Fraser, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, Lena and Grace等人。
透過與藝術家近身接觸，第一手採訪，從策略、親密關係、作品等三個面向了解他們的內在，以及他們認定的「藝術」。 Sarah Thornton 自有她一套採訪方式，直接或間接解讀33名藝術家成功的原因，從文字中，提供作者審慎又敏銳的洞察結果，展示藝術家如何激勵自己的內在與信心，化為創作的原動力，進而影響大眾的精神內在與物質感官。是一本從藝術角度提供創意與省思的作品。
Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment? In three richly interlinked but distinct 'acts' - Politics, Kinship and Craft - Sarah Thornton compares and contrasts answers to the simple but profound question: what is an artist? 33 Artists in 3 Acts draws on hundreds of personal encounters with the world's most important artists, to ask what it means to be making artworks in different parts of the world today. With Thornton as expert guide and trusted insider, we have unprecedented access to the lives of the artists, from late-night Skype chats with Ai Weiwei to taxi rides with Maurizio Cattelan on the way to and from the show that announces his death. We join Thornton as she rummages through artists' studios, homes and solo shows, inquiring about everything from their bank accounts to their bedrooms. The result is a series of cinematic experiences, which juxtapose artists in thought-provoking ways, and build up narratives that end with epiphanies. 33 Artists in 3 Acts is a generational touchstone, a powerful triptych and gripping anti-monograph about truth, integrity, credibility and recognition. Essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary art, this masterful act of storytelling will also delight any reader seeking to understand creative lives.