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Warhol (part one)

11/9/2018
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An in-depth interview with Donna De Salvo, organiser of the vast Andy Warhol show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. De Salvo takes us through all the key Warhol landmarks, from his early life as a commercial artist through his 1960s Pop art breakthrough and his films and celebrity portraits, to his late appropriations of Leonardo’s Last Supper and the catholicism that underpinned his interest in that work. We also hear about his relationship with a certain Donald Trump.

Duration:00:53:52

Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele

11/1/2018
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We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition now in Madrid, and curatorial adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Meanwhile, in New York, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare, with curator and art dealer Jane Kallir, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US.

Duration:00:45:44

Bruce Nauman’s New York takeover. Plus, the British Museum’s new Islamic art galleries

10/25/2018
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We discuss the vast Bruce Nauman retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 New York and chart the British Museum's Islamic collection's journey from dusty back rooms to grand light-filled spaces.

Duration:00:36:06

The Gainsborough murders. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg on performance

10/18/2018
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We talk to the researchers who uncovered the grisly murders in the family of the young Thomas Gainsborough. Plus, RoseLee Goldberg tells us all about her new book on performance art.

Duration:00:42:59

Banksy self destructs at Sotheby’s, plus Bauhaus pioneer Anni Albers

10/11/2018
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We go behind the scenes of one of the most publicised stunts in auction history with our correspondent Anny Shaw, who was there that evening. Then we get a tour of Tate Modern's Anni Albers retrospective with its curator Briony Fer, speak to her biographer Charles Darwent and the head of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Nicholas Fox Weber.

Duration:01:09:44

Frieze special: the fair and the top shows, with Doris Salcedo and Ragnar Kjartansson

10/4/2018
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We talk to the art market specialist Melanie Gerlis about Frieze London and Frieze Masters, to Doris Salcedo about her White Cube show, to the artist Ragnar Kjartansson and the curator Massimiliano Gioni about Strange Days, the New Museum’s video-art pop-up in London, and to the artist Ipek Duben about Social Work, Frieze London’s radical new section.

Duration:01:03:44

Special: the rise and rise of contemporary African art

9/27/2018
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On the eve of the 1-54 fair for contemporary African art, we talk to an artist, a curator, an art fair founder, a gallerist and an auctioneer about the long overdue recognition of the diverse art of a continent. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Duration:01:03:04

Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met

9/20/2018
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How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Duration:00:43:55

Van Gogh in the asylum. Plus, Christian Marclay on The Clock

9/13/2018
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We speak to our long-standing correspondent and expert on Van Gogh Martin Bailey on his new book, which tells the story of the artist’s life at the asylum at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Provence, southern France. He is joined by the art historian Martin Gayford, author of the Yellow House, a book on Van Gogh’s time in Arles. Later, Christian Marclay tells us about his ground-breaking work The Clock returns to London where it was created eight years ago. Produced in association with Bonhams,...

Duration:00:47:51

Episode 39: All about biennials

7/5/2018
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We talk to Sally Tallant, the artistic director of the Liverpool Biennial, about the 10th edition, which opens next week. And Jane Morris, an editor-at-large of The Art Newspaper, joins Ben Luke to discuss whether we’ve reached “peak biennial”.

Duration:00:39:19

Episode 38: Marina Abramovic and Michael Jackson

6/28/2018
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We speak to the queen of performance art about casting herself in stone and to the National Portrait Gallery’s director Nicholas Cullinan about the king of pop’s influence on artists.

Duration:00:31:10

Episode 37: Art and football plus John Akomfrah interview

6/21/2018
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With the World Cup in full swing, we look at a London show exploring football as a cultural phenomenon with its co-curator Eddy Frankel, and talk to the British film-maker John Akomfrah about his exhibition at the New Museum, New York.

Duration:00:37:48

Episode 36: Berlin Biennale and Art Basel

6/14/2018
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We explore the two big European art world events of the past week: Arsalan Mohammad is in Berlin with the curator Serubiri Moses and the critic and curator Annika von Taube, and Ben Luke speaks to Melanie Gerlis, writer for the Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, on the line from Basel.

Duration:00:34:40

Episode 35: Freud, Bacon, Hockney and the post-war London scene; and Signals gallery

6/7/2018
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We talk to Martin Gayford about his book Modernists and Mavericks and sitting for portraits by Freud and Hockney. And we explore Kurimanzutto and Thomas Dane Gallery’s collaboration on a show celebrating the Signals gallery, where Latin American and European avant-gardes converged.

Duration:00:41:28

Episode 34: Venice Biennale for architecture, and the Brutalist social housing debate

5/31/2018
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Edwin Heathcote of the Financial Times reviews the Biennale, and Christopher Turner on his controversial exhibition focusing on Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens housing estate.

Duration:00:36:17

Episode 33: Absent friends: Howard Hodgkin's final paintings; Robert Indiana remembered

5/24/2018
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We talk to Antony Peattie, the music writer and partner of the late Howard Hodgkin and to Barbara Haskell, curator of Robert Indiana's 2013 retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Duration:00:33:16

Episode 32: The Royal Academy’s new project unveiled: David Chipperfield interview

5/17/2018
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The Academy’s £56m project opens, with subtle additions and revamps by the British architect. Chipperfield talks about the subtleties of architecture, the RA’s chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith discusses funding and the quirks of the institution and we review the buildings and its displays with Jane Morris.

Duration:00:44:50

Episode 31: The $646m Rockefeller sale. Plus: should big galleries subsidise smaller ones?

5/10/2018
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We drill down into the big numbers from the Post-Impressionist and Modern sale in New York, talk to Professor Rachel Pownall about the wider market and look at a small gallery housed in Piccadilly Circus Tube station.

Duration:00:45:52

Episode 30: All about Berlin

5/3/2018
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Our guest host Arsalan Mohammad takes us behind the scenes of Gallery Weekend Berlin and beyond, speaking to dealers and artists about the changing face and enduring appeal of one of the world's most creative cities.

Duration:00:42:20

Episode 29: Taryn Simon interview, and restoring a Renaissance masterpiece at the Met

4/26/2018
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We talk to the American artist about her acclaimed work staged in New York and now London, An Occupation of Loss. We hear from a curator and conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art about resurrecting Moretto da Brescia’s final great painting. And Louisa Buck and Ben Luke appraise the Turner Prize shortlist.

Duration:00:51:21