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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!

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??

iTunes Ratings

161 Ratings
Average Ratings
130
14
10
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??
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Artsy

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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
26 mins
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Rank #2: 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
22 mins
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Rank #3: 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
24 mins
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Rank #4: 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
25 mins
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Rank #5: 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
16 mins
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Rank #6: 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
36 mins
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Rank #7: No. 50: Why Rembrandt’s Night Watch Is So Famous

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There are certain artworks that almost everyone in the world knows—the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, The Scream. What most people can’t explain is the reason why these particular paintings are more famous than thousands of other inventive and moving works of art that fill museums worldwide.

On this special 50th episode, we chart one painting’s rise to fame: The Night Watch (1642), Rembrandt van Rijn’s 17th-century masterwork. It's a centuries-long story that includes, among other things: a devastating bankruptcy, slanderous rumors, a swift rise to fame, and, at one point, Rembrandt’s iconic canvas slashed into ribbons.

To help us answer this question, we enlisted the help of a slew of experts: Rijksmuseum curator Pieter Roelofs, author Derek Thompson, Queen’s University professor Stephanie Dickey, executive vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mariët Westermann, and artist Stefan Kasper.
Sep 28 2017
21 mins
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Rank #8: 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
30 mins
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Rank #9: 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
18 mins
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Rank #10: No. 11: So What Is The Art Genome Project Anyway?

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This week we have something a little special for you: a deep dive into Artsy’s Art Genome Project, the system that is used to classify the artworks on Artsy. We discuss some of the exciting and surprising trends in contemporary art that the Genome Project has unearthed, before expanding on our previous discussion centered around the pitfalls of labeling artists—and explore the underappreciated history of the pigments used to create art through the ages.

Read more: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-artsy-podcast-no-11-so-what-is-the-art-genome-project-anyway
Aug 18 2016
18 mins
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Rank #11: No. 45: Why Artists Are Turning to Mysticism

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Visitors to this year’s Venice Biennale can stroll through the Pavilion of Shamans—just one example of the increasing presence of shamanism and mysticism in the work of contemporary artists.

This uptick comes amid a reexamination of ideas that were once associated with the countercultural movements of the 1960s and ’70s, including a second look at psychedelics. On this episode, we explore the wider history of shamanic practices across the globe—and how they’ve intersected with the art world throughout the decades.
Aug 17 2017
22 mins
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Rank #12: No. 40: How Old Women Eclipsed Young Men in the Art World

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Minimalist painter Carmen Herrera sold her first artwork at age 89. Now, at age 102, her paintings fetch prices in the six digits.

On today’s episode, we explore the growing demand for—and institutional presence of—long-overlooked women artists including Herrera, Carol Rama, and Irma Blank. How did these older, female artists push young men out of the art world spotlight?
Jun 29 2017
23 mins
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Rank #13: 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
16 mins
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Rank #14: No. 41: Art and Censorship in the Age of Social Media

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In May, documents leaked to the Guardian offered an unprecedented glimpse into Facebook’s inner workings: How do they think about moderating a range of controversial subjects, from violence to pornography?

But those in the art world were particularly interested in the handful of slides detailing the social media giant’s policy on nudity in works of art. Facebook and Instagram have long been criticized for removing artwork containing nudity, a practice many interpret as censorship. On this episode, we dive into social media’s new role as the gatekeeper of what we see—and why fixing this system may prove to be impossible.
Jul 13 2017
19 mins
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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. 58: What’s Driving Artists to Become More Professional?

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In 2012, the median income of professional artists with art degrees in New York City was $25,000. In 2015, the chance that an artist living in the U.S. would receive a solo exhibition at MoMA was 0.0006%. The odds are stacked against artists trying to make it in the art world.

On this episode, we’re joined by Heather Bhandari—co-author of the book Art/Work, a professional practices guide—to discuss the growing number of resources for artists looking to establish and run a successful practice.
Nov 29 2017
27 mins
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Rank #17: 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
26 mins
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Rank #18: Bonus: The 60-Year Saga of a Nazi-Looted Painting

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The saga of Egon Schiele’s Portrait of Wally spans six decades, beginning in 1950s Vienna before making its way to New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Jul 06 2017
20 mins
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Rank #19: 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
28 mins
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Rank #20: No. 49: How Art Fairs Can Do Better

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Fifteen years ago, there were a handful of international art fairs; today, that number has risen past 250. On this episode, we’re joined by The Armory Show’s director, Benjamin Genocchio, to discuss how this increasingly influential facet of the art world should evolve. Can directors make their fairs more equitable for smaller galleries—and is that even their responsibility?
Sep 22 2017
33 mins
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