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Artsy's team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the art world, talking everything from art history to the latest market news.

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Artsy's team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the art world, talking everything from art history to the latest market news.

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Please revive this podcast!

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Artsy where are you?

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168 Ratings
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135
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11
1
6

Please revive this podcast!

By johnpatrick1 - Jun 13 2019
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It was excellent. And disappeared without explanation :/

Artsy where are you?

By artjournal - Oct 09 2018
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Is this podcast coming back??
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Artsy's team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the art world, talking everything from art history to the latest market news.

Rank #1: No. 25: Making It in the Art World If You’re Not a Rich Kid

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This week, we’re rebroadcasting a favorite episode from earlier this year.

As the New York Times recently reported, twenty-somethings pursuing a career in art and design are the most likely to receive financial assistance from parents; they also receive the largest sums.

On this episode, we’re joined by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, chair of education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Naiomy Guerrero, creator of GalleryGirl.nyc, to discuss the role money plays in art world careers.

How does the plethora of unpaid internships and low-paying jobs limit inclusivity? And what steps can we take to change the system?

Oct 19 2017

26mins

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Rank #2: No. 4: What Is an Emerging Artist, Anyway?

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Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

In this edition: an expanded, in-depth look at our 30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Spring feature published last week. Considering the artists represented are working across mediums (from virtual reality to choreography), located across the globe (with 14 countries represented, to be exact), and representative of multiple generations (with artists in their early twenties to their early forties) we ask what an emerging artist is these days, anyway?

Apr 21 2016

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Rank #3: No. 36: When Basquiat Is More Expensive Than Warhol

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Last Thursday, a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a formidable $110.4 million at Sotheby’s.

It set a record for the New York artist, who both joined the exclusive “$100 million-plus club” and displaced Andy Warhol as the most expensive American artist at auction in one fell swoop.

This week, we break down the sale—both what it means for Basquiat’s market going forward and whether it changes his place in the art-historical canon.

May 25 2017

25mins

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Rank #4: No. 44: Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?

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On this episode, curators Jessica Cerasi and Kyung An walk us through the ABCs of contemporary art. Each chapter of their new book, Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?, is devoted to a different question about this thorny (and often alienating) segment of the art world.

When did contemporary art start—and when will it end? Why was the art world split over Jay-Z’s show at Pace Gallery? And why are exhibition press releases so hard to understand?

Aug 10 2017

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Rank #5: No. 3: What Happens to Cities When the Art World Comes to Town

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Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

For episode three of the Artsy podcast, our editors explore what it means when the art world comes to a town near you.

Apr 08 2016

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Rank #6: No. 6: As the Art World Changes, What’s a Museum To Do?

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Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

In this edition: Buyouts, restructuring, expansions—it’s all in the cards for New York’s major museums. And we'll discuss the story behind four shuttered museums, and ask, what happens when a museum closes?

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-6-as-the-art-world-changes-what-s-a-museum-to-do

May 27 2016

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Rank #7: No. 37: Why Good Artists Make “Bad” Paintings

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The genre of “bad painting” is a slippery one. On this podcast, we discuss the label, which has been applied to a wide-ranging group of artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

What they share, wrote curator Eva Badura-Triska in an essay for the 2008 show “Bad Painting: Good Art” at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, is a refusal “to submit to artistic canons.” So what exactly does that mean?

Though artists from Francis Picabia to Rene Magritte are among early practitioners of “bad painting,” can the label continue to exist today, when there are no singular artistic canons to reject?

Jun 01 2017

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Rank #8: No. 30: Why the Art World Fell in Love with the White Cube

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The term “white cube” is ubiquitous in today’s art world. But who invented that label? And when did this method of displaying art first appear? On this episode, we trace the evolution of the white cube from the earliest public museums in Europe to 1930s New York.

Apr 06 2017

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Rank #9: No. 28: Why This Year’s Whitney Biennial Is a Resounding Success

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The Whitney Biennial’s 79th edition opens to the public on March 17th. It has been deemed a resounding success by many, managing to tackle America’s issues of race and class without gimmicks or oversimplification. On this episode, we discuss what curators Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks did right.

Mar 16 2017

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Rank #10: No. 74: The State of the Art Market in 2018 So Far

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Nearly three months into 2018, several major milestones of the art market calendar have already come and gone—including the London auctions and the release of the The Art Market | 2018 report earlier this month. Meanwhile, in China, Art Basel in Hong Kong kicked off this week. On this episode, our editors sit down to talk about what early art market signals this year are telling us about the health of the trade and what it could all mean for the future of the industry.

Mar 28 2018

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Rank #11: Live Edition: When Fashion Rips Off Artists

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Last Friday, we spent the morning at the Wythe Hotel for work x work ON AIR—a three-day pop-up radio lounge that explored creativity and storytelling.

Our special, extra-length live podcast begins with a look at the landscape facing emerging artists today. Then, we bring on a panel of special guests to explore how some of these very same young artists have charged major brands with stealing their work.

Feb 16 2017

48mins

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Rank #12: No. 7: Why Do We Label Artists?

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With the 2016 edition of Art Basel in Basel officially behind us, we take a look back on the fair. With a decidedly political bent at this year’s fair, what were the standout booths? How did broader economic jitters impact sales? And are those economic winds related to the big pivot to modern art seen at the fair?

Next, our discussion turns to the benefits and pitfalls that come with labeling artists. What do labels tell us about the history of art? Is there a productive way to use them, or are they always doomed to reduce an artist’s practice to one single word?

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https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-7-why-do-we-label-artists

Jun 23 2016

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Rank #13: No. 23: What Does It Mean to Curate GIFs?

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This week, we’re rebroadcasting a favorite episode from earlier this year.

GIPHY’s community curator Ari Spool joins us to break down the process of curating artist-created GIFs. Is there a key to going viral? What do GIFs allow us to express that words might not? And how do these online images fit into centuries of fine art?

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-giphy-artists-works-viewed-100-million-times

Aug 26 2017

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Rank #14: No. 34: Is Guernica Picasso's Most Important Work?

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This year marks the 80th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, and on today’s episode we delve into the history of this iconic work.

Originally created to memorialize the bombing of a defenseless town during the Spanish Civil War, the painting has since become a universal symbol for revolutionary struggles.

But even with this significant legacy—is Guernica really Picasso’s most important work?

May 11 2017

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Rank #15: No. 62: The Myth of Jackson Pollock and the Masterpiece Created in One Night

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You can find the Artsy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or the podcasting app of your choice. Don’t forget to rate the show and leave us comments; we’d love to hear from you.

This month on the Artsy Podcast, we’re translating four of our readers’ favorite art-historical stories into audio.

On this episode: the dramatic story behind Jackson Pollock’s largest painting, why it’s undoubtedly exaggerated—and why that doesn’t diminished its significance in the famed Abstract Expressionist’s oeuvre.

Dec 27 2017

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Rank #16: No. 29: Why Returning Nazi-Looted Art Isn’t So Simple

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Over the course of World War II, the Nazi party stole hundreds of thousands of works of art. Today, more than seven decades after the end of the war, there are still some 100,000 artworks that are missing.

On this episode, we discuss the restitution of Nazi-looted art—that is, the ways in which these works are returned (or, in some cases, not returned) to the heirs of the original owners.

Mar 30 2017

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Rank #17: No. 69: How Independent Curators Power the Art World

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Almost everything can be “curated” these days—playlists, outfits, gift baskets, even salads. So what does it really mean to be an independent curator? On this episode, we’re joined by curator Jacqueline Mabey to discuss the ups and downs of a career that’s not tied to a single institution.

Feb 14 2018

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Rank #18: No. 42: Former Met Director Thomas Campbell Defends His Legacy

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On February 4th, the New York Times published a front page story entitled “Is the Met Museum ‘a Great Institution in Decline’?” The article ignited a ferocious public backlash against New York City’s most-visited institution and its director and CEO, Thomas P. Campbell. By the end of that same month, Campbell had announced his resignation—making his tenure as director the shortest since the Met’s fourth, Herbert Eustis Winlock, who presided over the institution from 1932 to 1939.

Principal among the issues that led to Campbell’s resignation was a roughly $10 million budgetary deficit (public knowledge for a year or so prior to his resignation), which officials warned could swell to $40 million if immediate action was not taken.

In a conversation with Artsy, days after his July 14th departure from the Met, Campbell was candid about the issues that contributed to that deficit—including his own ambition as director. But he also painted a far more nuanced picture of the circumstances surrounding the major grievances levied against him and the museum: in particular, heavy investment in expanding the museum’s activities in modern and contemporary art and extensive resources put into digital infrastructure to help expand the reach of the United States’s largest museum.

Jul 20 2017

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Rank #19: No. 5: Frieze New York Turns 5 and Detroit Looks Forward

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Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

As Frieze New York turns five, we ask: How has the fair changed in the last five years? What does it offer that other fairs don’t?

Next up, we look at the state of the arts in Detroit three years after the city declared bankruptcy and came close to selling off its cultural collections, and think about what kind of impact artists can have on its future.

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-5-frieze-new-york-turns-5-and-detroit-looks-forward

May 12 2016

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Rank #20: No. 27: Tackling the Sexist History of Design

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In the last decade, the department of architecture and design at MoMA has acquired the “@” symbol, the original suite of emojis, and even the Pac-Man video game. Leading this charge is senior curator Paola Antonelli, one of the pioneering women in design today.

On this episode, we discuss the contributions these trailblazers have made to the field and the challenges that confront women in design, both past and present.

Mar 09 2017

19mins

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No. 79: From Auction Week to Art Basel, What’s Happening in the Art Market

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On this episode, we take stock of the state of the art market. May was a frenzied month for the industry, with the Rockefeller and New York auctions providing key litmus tests about the health of the market. There were some objectively massive sales, including works by Picasso and Modigliani. But with big ticket works selling, why didn’t the action on the salesroom floor feel exciting? And what does that tell us about the role that expectations play when it comes to the art market?

We also get a firsthand account of the sale that did electrify the art world: the $21.1 million auction of Kerry James Marshall’s Past Times at Sotheby’s. Finally, we look ahead to Art Basel in Basel, which opens to VIPs on June 12th.

Jun 06 2018

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No. 78: Are Selfie Museums an Affront to the Art World?

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This week, our editors sit down to chat about one of the art world’s most divisive topics: “selfie museums.” We discuss what the rise of the Museum of Ice Cream, and other similar Instagram-friendly institutions, means for the art world and the meaning of the word “museum.” As experiential art continues to explode in popularity, we also discuss whether selfie-driven art is different or similar to selfie museums—even drawing on our own recent experiences visiting one of these Instagram-friendly spaces.

May 25 2018

32mins

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No. 77: Exploring the Art Market’s Best (and Worst) Practices

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The United States House of Representatives is considering expanding the Bank Secrecy Act in order to make galleries and auction houses subject to federal regulation. And the entire art market is buzzing. But the rules of the art market aren’t always written by the government. Last month, the Art Business Conference hosted a panel discussion on Art Basel’s “Art Market Principles and Best Practices,” a set of internal regulations governing the conduct of galleries participating in the fair

This week, we bring you audio of that panel, along with a brief introduction. The discussion was moderated by Artsy Executive Editor Alexander Forbes and featured art advisor Elizabeth Szancer, gallerist Stefania Bortolami, and art lawyer Jo Backer Laird.

May 09 2018

32mins

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No. 76: How Is the Internet Impacting Creativity and the Arts?

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For most of us, the following scenarios probably sound familiar: you’re supposed to be focusing on an important task, but instead you’re distracted by Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook; or, you’re in a museum full of art but still find yourself glued to your iPhone. This week on the Artsy Podcast, we tackle the question of how creativity and the arts are being impacted by the digital age. On one hand, we’re constantly fending off distraction; on the other, the internet has created amazing new tools for viewing art and helping artists get their work funded.

Apr 25 2018

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No. 75: Answering The Art History Questions You Never Thought to Ask

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On this week’s episode, we walk you through an alternative Art History 101 class—one where no question is too embarrassing or obvious to ask. Join us as we demystify some of the art world’s most hard-to-decipher movements (such as Conceptual Art) and dive into the nuances behind seemingly straightforward topics (like the proper way to hang an artwork).

Apr 11 2018

31mins

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No. 74: The State of the Art Market in 2018 So Far

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Nearly three months into 2018, several major milestones of the art market calendar have already come and gone—including the London auctions and the release of the The Art Market | 2018 report earlier this month. Meanwhile, in China, Art Basel in Hong Kong kicked off this week. On this episode, our editors sit down to talk about what early art market signals this year are telling us about the health of the trade and what it could all mean for the future of the industry.

Mar 28 2018

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No. 73: Miami Mega-Collector Jorge Pérez on Why Cuban Art Matters

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On this episode, we’re taking a deep dive into the world of contemporary Cuban art—a topic int with questions of history and politics and culture, both on and off the island. We’re joined from Miami by art collector Jorge Pérez and chief curator of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Tobias Ostrander, to discuss the institution’s show “On the Horizon” featuring more than 170 works of art.

Mar 14 2018

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No. 72: The Delectable, Daring World of Cake Art

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Picture a cake: It’s circular, maybe rectangular, covered in a layer of single-color frosting. With the help of so-called “cake artists," however, this classic dessert is increasingly breaking the mold. On this episode, we explore the delectable, jaw-dropping world of specialty cakes. From a life-size bust of Willie Nelson to a geometric mousse confection that resembles nothing so much as a work of Op Art, these creations are increasingly sculptural. Plus, we’ll revisit the Supreme Court case that hinges on the question: Can a cake be a work of art?

Mar 07 2018

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No. 71: What the Obama Portraits Tell Us about Art and Politics

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The official portraits of former United States President Barack Obama, painted by Kehinde Wiley, and former First Lady Michelle Obama, by Amy Sherald, were presented at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Upon unveiling, the portraits became two of the most widely-debated works of contemporary art in years. On this episode, we sat down with curator Eugenie Tsai and writer Antwaun Sargent to discuss the impact and legacy of these two historic portraits.

Mar 01 2018

36mins

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No. 70: Behind the Scenes of the New Museum Triennial

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“Songs for Sabotage”—the fourth iteration of the New Museum Triennial—opened last week in New York. On this episode, we sat down with exhibition co-curator Gary Carrion-Murayari to discuss the years-long process to assemble a show of this nature. How did they decide which artists define the international cutting edge?

Feb 22 2018

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No. 69: How Independent Curators Power the Art World

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Almost everything can be “curated” these days—playlists, outfits, gift baskets, even salads. So what does it really mean to be an independent curator? On this episode, we’re joined by curator Jacqueline Mabey to discuss the ups and downs of a career that’s not tied to a single institution.

Feb 14 2018

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No. 68: Is It Illegal to Eat a Work of Art?

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On today’s episode, we’re taking a deep dive into two questions at the intersection of art and law. First: Can we make a case for legally eating an artwork? And, second: How can a Houston resident own a wall in her home—but not the mural painted on it?

Feb 07 2018

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No. 67: How Judy Chicago Pioneered the First Feminist Art Program

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Artist Judy Chicago began teaching at Fresno State in 1970, where she founded the nation’s first known feminist art program. On today’s episode, we explore the story of the women artists enrolled in the radical class—and how this little-known project evolved into the now-iconic installation Womanhouse at CalArts in 1972.

Jan 31 2018

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No. 66: Why Do Certain Photographs Make History?

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In 1936, Dorothea Lange took a photograph that would go on to become one of the most defining images of the Great Depression: Migrant Mother. On this episode, we explore the backstory of this iconic photo—including the fact that it was almost never taken. Plus, what can Migrant Mother tell us about modern-day photojournalism?

Jan 24 2018

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No. 65: Can Pot Help Unlock Creative Potential?

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Does smoking pot make you more creative?

On this episode, we posed the question to Aaron Lammer—musician and host of the Stoner podcast—in a conversation that ranges from the neuroscience of drug use to the habits of musicians, authors, and artists who incorporate marijuana into their practice.

Jan 18 2018

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No. 64: Looking Ahead to 2018 in the Art World

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On this episode, we look ahead to 2018. From continuing allegations of sexual harassment to the Met’s new ticketing policy to a wealth of upcoming women-centric shows, these are the issues and exhibitions we’ll be keeping an eye on in the new year.

Jan 10 2018

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No. 63: Camille Claudel, the Sculptor Who Inspired Rodin’s Most Sensual Work

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You can find the Artsy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or the podcasting app of your choice. Don’t forget to rate the show and leave us comments; we’d love to hear from you.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve translated a few of our readers’ favorite art-historical stories into audio. On our final special episode: the life of sculptor Camille Claudel, whose career was intertwined—for better or worse—with that icon of 20th-century art, Auguste Rodin.

Jan 03 2018

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No. 62: The Myth of Jackson Pollock and the Masterpiece Created in One Night

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You can find the Artsy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, or the podcasting app of your choice. Don’t forget to rate the show and leave us comments; we’d love to hear from you.

This month on the Artsy Podcast, we’re translating four of our readers’ favorite art-historical stories into audio.

On this episode: the dramatic story behind Jackson Pollock’s largest painting, why it’s undoubtedly exaggerated—and why that doesn’t diminished its significance in the famed Abstract Expressionist’s oeuvre.

Dec 27 2017

8mins

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No. 61: When Georgia O’Keeffe Went to Hawaii to Paint Pineapples for Dole

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This month on the Artsy Podcast, we’re translating four of our readers’ favorite art-historical stories into audio. On this episode: when Georgia O’Keeffe traded desert vistas and bleached cow bones for the verdant valleys and electric blue seas of Hawaii.

Dec 20 2017

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No. 60: Why Robert Rauschenberg Erased a De Kooning

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This month on the Artsy Podcast, we’re translating four of our readers’ favorite art-historical stories into audio.

On this episode: how a young Robert Rauschenberg roped the admired Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning into his quest to make a drawing using only an eraser.

Dec 13 2017

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iTunes Ratings

168 Ratings
Average Ratings
135
15
11
1
6

Please revive this podcast!

By johnpatrick1 - Jun 13 2019
Read more
It was excellent. And disappeared without explanation :/

Artsy where are you?

By artjournal - Oct 09 2018
Read more
Is this podcast coming back??