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Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin BUA is a new kind of art podcast—engaging, informed, accessible and raw. Join artist BUA and art historian Lizy as they debate topical artworld happenings, bringing their unique—often contradictory—perspectives to the conversation. BUA is an internationally distinguished painter, television personality, writer, entrepreneur and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his renderings of often-overlooked characters that define the urban landscape; for instance, his iconic image, The DJ, has become one of the most celebrated and reproduced prints of all time. BUA has roots in the graffiti scene in New York City, co-created and hosted the Street Art Throwdown competition series for the Oxygen Network, and has published two acclaimed books, The Beat of Urban Art and The Legends of Hip Hop, through Harper Collins. Lizy Dastin is an Art History instructor at UCLAx and Santa Monica College with a focus on contemporary art and urban practice. She has previously taught at Chapman University, The American Jewish University, Mercy College and the School of Visual Arts and has worked on curatorial projects at the Metropolitan Museum, the International Center of Photography and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lizy, founder of street art information hub Art and Seeking, is a passionate advocate of street art and its makers and is committed to creating a digital archive of this otherwise ephemeral practice.

Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin BUA is a new kind of art podcast—engaging, informed, accessible and raw. Join artist BUA and art historian Lizy as they debate topical artworld happenings, bringing their unique—often contradictory—perspectives to the conversation. BUA is an internationally distinguished painter, television personality, writer, entrepreneur and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his renderings of often-overlooked characters that define the urban landscape; for instance, his iconic image, The DJ, has become one of the most celebrated and reproduced prints of all time. BUA has roots in the graffiti scene in New York City, co-created and hosted the Street Art Throwdown competition series for the Oxygen Network, and has published two acclaimed books, The Beat of Urban Art and The Legends of Hip Hop, through Harper Collins. Lizy Dastin is an Art History instructor at UCLAx and Santa Monica College with a focus on contemporary art and urban practice. She has previously taught at Chapman University, The American Jewish University, Mercy College and the School of Visual Arts and has worked on curatorial projects at the Metropolitan Museum, the International Center of Photography and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lizy, founder of street art information hub Art and Seeking, is a passionate advocate of street art and its makers and is committed to creating a digital archive of this otherwise ephemeral practice.
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Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin BUA is a new kind of art podcast—engaging, informed, accessible and raw. Join artist BUA and art historian Lizy as they debate topical artworld happenings, bringing their unique—often contradictory—perspectives to the conversation. BUA is an internationally distinguished painter, television personality, writer, entrepreneur and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his renderings of often-overlooked characters that define the urban landscape; for instance, his iconic image, The DJ, has become one of the most celebrated and reproduced prints of all time. BUA has roots in the graffiti scene in New York City, co-created and hosted the Street Art Throwdown competition series for the Oxygen Network, and has published two acclaimed books, The Beat of Urban Art and The Legends of Hip Hop, through Harper Collins. Lizy Dastin is an Art History instructor at UCLAx and Santa Monica College with a focus on contemporary art and urban practice. She has previously taught at Chapman University, The American Jewish University, Mercy College and the School of Visual Arts and has worked on curatorial projects at the Metropolitan Museum, the International Center of Photography and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lizy, founder of street art information hub Art and Seeking, is a passionate advocate of street art and its makers and is committed to creating a digital archive of this otherwise ephemeral practice.

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English


Episodes

Concerning the Spiritual in Kandinksy

9/16/2019
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Wassily Kandinksy was a major aesthetic innovator--he saw spiritual symbolism in color, sought to translate musical sounds into painterly shapes, and is credited for painting the first entirely abstract canvas in 1913. Join our hosts as they explore all the facets of this Russian genius.

Duration:00:24:22

Three of the Worst Artists Ever

9/9/2019
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For 91 episodes, this show has celebrated the best of the best. But what about the worst of the worst? Join our hosts as they maneuver around the work and lives of three artworld clunkers.

Duration:00:29:46

Bi-gendering Bourgeois

8/26/2019
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Louise Bourgeois worked in a variety of diverse media throughout her 8 decades-long career. Her evocative, provocative themes dance between her personal experience with trauma to desire, abjection, gender and the body. Join our hosts on this feisty conversation surrounding Bourgeois' art and its impact.

Duration:00:26:09

Art Warrior Warhol

8/19/2019
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In a moment of prophetic brilliance, Andy Warhol said everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes. However, his fame has endured millions of minutes beyond those 15 with no sign of fading. Join our hosts as they explain why--outlining his art, his process, his persona and his themes of consumerism, celebrity and tragedy.

Duration:00:32:56

Olafur Eliasson: Contemporary Icon or Cleverist?

8/12/2019
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Contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson uses light and space in the way traditional painters use pigment and canvas. The public space becomes his painterly surface and nontraditional materials, ranging from water, fans, air currents, color dye, fog, ice and moss, become his tools for mark-making. Join our hosts as they passionately debate the legitimacy and value of his practice.

Duration:00:26:30

OG Giotto

8/5/2019
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The most respected Italian Renaissance historian, Giorgio Vasari, cited Giotto di Bondone as the absolute first Renaissance artist. Join our hosts as they unravel this statement and explore what the Italian Renaissance is, in what way Giotto's art epitomizes its style and how Humanism changed art forever.

Duration:00:32:35

The Biggest Splash: Hockney and L.A. Pop

7/22/2019
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With paintings full of palm trees, outdoor pools and seductive stretches of the open road, David Hockney is the quintessential artist of L.A. Pop. Join our hosts as they celebrate the man who celebrates their city.

Duration:00:27:41

Hyped on Hopper

7/15/2019
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Edward Hopper is an icon of American art. His paintings are celebrated in museums throughout the country, are reproduced on countless posters, postcards, cell phone cases--even mousepads--and are constantly referenced in pop-culture. But what is it about his work that people find so mesmerizing and meaningful? Join our hosts to find out!

Duration:00:27:48

Mexican Muralism in the U.S.

7/8/2019
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In the 1920s, Los Tres Grandes--Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros--created murals throughout Mexico in an effort to reunify the country under the new Mexican Communist Party regime. After the 1929 stock market crash, the United States government commissioned these same men to paint murals that would lift the spirits of the American people and restore their faith in their capitalistic government. Problems ensued. Join our hosts as they unravel this artistic showdown between Communism and...

Duration:00:27:17

How the Armory Show Changed Everything

7/1/2019
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In 1913, European Modernism landed in the U.S. and changed the art game forever. Join our hosts as they discuss the groundbreaking Armory Show and viewers' dramatic reactions to the avant-garde art within its halls.

Duration:00:31:10

Fakes and Forgeries

6/6/2019
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The fact of the matter is, there are art forgeries everywhere. Fakes are, wittingly or not, sold in galleries, auction houses and displayed on museum walls around the world. Join our hosts as they share their knowledge on these fakes and discuss some of the greatest art forgers of all time.

Duration:00:26:07

Prepare to Swoon

5/30/2019
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With her psychologically rich work installed both on the streets but also in museums throughout the world, Swoon captivates art viewers of all types. Join our hosts as they discuss the complexities of her practice, her imagery, her installations--even her name.

Duration:00:30:36

Finally, One on Picasso

5/21/2019
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Pablo Picasso is often heralded as the most significant artist of the 20th century--maybe even of all-time. But why? Join our hosts as they debate and discuss all things Picasso: his work, his innovations, his missteps and his misgivings.

Duration:00:28:18

Radical Rodin

5/14/2019
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A real G, Auguste Rodin rejected the rigid neoclassical training that dominated 19th century academic sculpture and became the first modern sculptor in the process. Join our hosts as they explain Rodin's radical innovations to the field and explore his most iconic works, like The Thinker and The Kiss.

Duration:00:32:04

Damien Hirst: Death & Diamonds

5/7/2019
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The most notorious artist to emerge in the late 1980s and early 90s, Damien Hirst produces work that not only seduces his viewers but also forces them to confront the inevitability of their own mortality. Using dead animals, diamonds and human skulls as his materials, Hirst neatly calculates to offend, provoke and dazzle. Join our hosts as they peel back the layers of his most significant work.

Duration:00:25:32

City of Brotherly Love and Art

4/30/2019
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Philadelphia, celebrated for its hoagies and for being the birth place of U.S. independence, should also be known as a powerhouse art scene. Join our hosts as they discuss iconic art and art moments in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

Duration:00:23:45

Van Gogh and Gauguin--One Fu*cked Up Friendship

4/23/2019
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For 9 turbulent weeks in 1888, artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived together in Arles. During this time, the two men produced some of their most insightful and iconic paintings. Also during this time, the artists had bitter arguments, one of which ended with van Gogh's infamous ear-cutting episode. Join our hosts as they discuss the work and the interpersonal dynamics.

Duration:00:24:53

American Landscapes, More Intense Than They Look

4/15/2019
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American landscape paintings from the mid-19th century might not appear terribly complex or interesting. Oh but they are! Join our hosts as they discuss the racism, religiosity and rampant nationalism subtly encoded in these works.

Duration:00:25:20

The Dope Degas

4/8/2019
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With his ballerina paintings hanging in every museum across the world, there's no denying French Impressionist Edgar Degas was dope. He was also difficult, disruptive, questionably intolerant and a creative visionary. Join our hosts as they explore the various shades of Degas' work and his personality.

Duration:00:32:10

Kara Walker: Race Relations and Psychological Perversions

4/1/2019
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Kara Walker is one of the most celebrated and controversial contemporary artists around. Her work is both evocative, but also provocative, exploring intersectional themes of history, race, gender and power. Join our hosts as they unpack her silhouetted installations and explore the effect of their inflammatory content.

Duration:00:19:50