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Season 4 - Update and a request

10/15/2018
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Hello All, Hope you find the episode informative. It is just a quick update as to the new season as well as a request to nominate the show. Here is the link to nominate - please do so before Oct 26th!! Let's win the category of society and culture!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHni3xahXHugZHQD-AauuNExw4_2Idml27rQkIseA2CnOG4A/viewform Thank you!! Trevor

Duration:00:05:03

Full Life - Jack Whitten and Notes From The Woodshed

9/23/2018
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For those of you who follow this podcast, you will know that this is the last episode of season three, after which I will be taking a bit of a break. I would love to be able to give you a start date for season four, but right now that is up in the air. The main reason for this is that I am dedicating more time to working on my book. I really feel that I need to get this completed and released as I have been putting it off long enough. Here is the link for Hauser and...

Duration:00:27:40

Three Acts - Jesper Just, Ulay and Elina Brotherus

9/16/2018
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In this episode we will look at three very different artistic performances, their creation and execution and ultimately we will examine if these works were successful in conveying the message the artist intended. Performance art is a high stakes medium that is very much risk and reward. Whether it is live or replayed, any art based on a physical interaction and reaction is one that, when successful, creates a unique bond between the artist and the viewer. A soul deep connection that lasts...

Duration:01:33:31

Panic Terror - Andy Partridge and H.R. Giger

9/9/2018
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In this episode, we will take a look at how two artists who were plagued by internal afflictions so severe that their very life paths were permanently altered. And while this episode will talk about negative emotions and painful events, I want to assure you that both of these creatives found a way through these dark times, to produce work far superior to what they had done prior. Please support the show!! www.patreon.com/yourartsuckspodcast Here is the video of Andy's panic...

Duration:00:16:35

In Spaces - Lynne Cohen and Famous Artist Spaces

9/2/2018
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In this episode, I am going to, hopefully, change the way you think about creative spaces. This is not going to be the usual show where I discuss two artists and the lessons we can learn from their successes and failures. No, I wanted to switch the focus for this episode and challenge you to consider the environments we live and work in. Come support the show on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/yourartsucks Francis Bacon Studio....the disaster: Here is Lynne's image of the stairwell I...

Duration:00:53:30

Holding Together - The Grateful Dead and The Police

8/26/2018
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In this episode we will hear about how two musical acts dealt with the intimate relationships that comes with long term, high pressure creative cohabitation. There’s no escaping the fact that when you’re in a group, your identity may be lost within the larger concept of the project. Let’s also be realistic here, spending weeks, months and even years locked in a van, an airport or in hotel rooms together can lead to some emotionally explosive situations. Please support the show at...

Duration:00:26:36

Life Cycle - Edwin H Land and Steve Jobs

8/19/2018
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In this episode, we will look at the lives of two industrial designers who altered the world of consumer goods. There is no hint of hyperbole when I say that both of these artists have changed the very lives of hundreds of millions of people.

Duration:00:39:07

Genius Interrupted - Mozart and Winifred Knights

8/11/2018
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In this episode, we will look at the lives of two artistic geniuses who had external circumstances prevent their lives from achieving the true recognition they deserved. The goal, by the end of the show, is to bring their stories to you so that we can all be inspired by their greatness. Here is a link to Winifred's The Deluge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winifred_Knights#/media/File:The_Deluge.jpg

Duration:01:32:40

Extreme Acts - Bryan Lewis Saunders and Chris Burden

8/4/2018
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In this episode we will examine the art of these two individuals who used their bodies as vessels of self expression. And while such practices have been done throughout the history of art and in many cultures as a rite of passage, both Chris and Bryan pushed the envelope into very dark and dangerous places Here is the link to Orlan's work....tough to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoX00dhVlEg Here is the link to Bryan's drug fueled...

Duration:01:37:33

Going Commercial - Feist and Caesars

7/28/2018
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In this episode we will examine the effects of commercial success on an artist and their art. And when I say commercial, I mean this literally. The two artists in this episode were fortunate enough to have one of their songs prominently featured in a National television ad for the consumer electronics juggernaut also known as Apple. This single act, as we will hear, had an immediate impact on the careers of these musicians. They were, as if in an instant, rocketed to heights of popularity...

Duration:01:31:18

Creative Block - Many Artists Many Ways

7/21/2018
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In this episode, I will be addressing the monster that is creative block. All artists, at some point in their career have experienced this drought in their process. And I am sure you have as well. While some of these periods can be brief, a day or two, there have been blocks that have lasted years. Tormenting the artist and, in the worst cases, having them turn away permanently from their true path.

Duration:01:26:45

Nature's Way - 2nd Law and Entropy

6/30/2018
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In this episode we will explore a concept I have been excitedly working on as I feel that it will have a large impact on you and your art. It is based on a law in nature that, if mastered, can bring art to another level of engagement not to mention the positive impact it will have on the artist. As mentioned, here are images of the sculptures I spoke of: High Energy (Low Entropy) works: And Ai WeiWei's work: And here are the Low Energy (High Entropy) works: And The Lightning...

Duration:00:50:48

Path Followed - Thelonious Monk and Louise Bourgeois

6/23/2018
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In this episode we will look at how being unyielding, loyal and single - minded in the belief that the creative path you are on is the only path forward, can bring about the recognition your work deserves regardless of the amount of time it takes. Please take some quiet time and listen to this masterful version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUxQLU_eqfU Here are Louise's rules for artistic success: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-artist-louise-bourgeois And here is...

Duration:00:50:36

One Chance - Boston Garden, 1968 and The Drag, 1927

6/16/2018
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In this episode we will look at how a single artistic performance can have enormous implications for society at large. This is going to be an amazing show as we will look at the Boston Garden concert of James Brown in 1968 and a play, titled The Drag, written by Mae West, performed in 1927 and how these specific productions reverberated throughout their times.

Duration:00:46:21

Complete Unknown - Thomas Pynchon and Daft Punk

6/9/2018
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In this episode we will look at artists who have gone to great lengths to remain anonymous, to stay out of the public eye and control how their image is used in the media. While such a feat may have been possible in the days before the mass technology adoption, we know that the pursuit of anonymity in today’s social climate with a person’s ability to instantaneously capture still images and video and share them with millions of people seconds later, may prove impossible in the long term....

Duration:00:54:07

Horrible Deal - The Rolling Stones and Neil Gaiman

6/2/2018
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In this episode we will have a look at two artists who found themselves in legal situations that severely impacted their creativity, their reputations and, more importantly, their livelihoods. This episode will highlight the many serious problems artists can experience when the business side of the creative process is not given full focus Here is Tommy doing his version of Mony Mony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkMgs3lFwkQ Here is John Lennon talking about Allen Klein..yeah he's not...

Duration:00:51:06

Poisonous Love - Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso

5/26/2018
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In this episode we will look at the troubling lives of these artists to uncover the abusive, and deadly relationships that impacted their lives and the lives of those they loved. This is going to be a bit of a disturbing show, so please take note. Some of the content in this episode may be hard to listen to. Here is the painting Massacre of the Innocents noted in the show regarding Francis Bacon. Pretty disturbing.

Duration:00:55:39

Against Odds - Christy Brown and Ludwig Van Beethoven

5/19/2018
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In this episode, we will hear about how these artists were impacted by their physical impairments and the impact such limitations had on their art. But, more importantly, by the end of the episode, we will come to see how the art they deeply yearned to create ended up saving their lives. Great interview with Christy as he paints. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btfKlSw9Zng Interesting breakdown of how Beethoven's music changed with his...

Duration:00:35:28

Women First - Dorothy Arzner and Amy Beach

5/12/2018
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In this episode we will look at two extraordinary artists who broke through the many barriers they faced to become recognized and respected for their drive, determination and above all, their talent. This is going to be a great episode and one that will gift all of us with methods to improve our creative processes. Here is a short clip about Dorothy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hm8Te6-sMw And here is a very beautiful piece by prodigy Amy...

Duration:00:45:49

Outsource Me - Mark Kostabi and Damien Hirst

5/5/2018
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In this episode we will look at artists who have bragged openly about farming out their artwork and claiming it as their own creation. Yes, as ridiculous as this sounds. there are many artists who have, or are currently, selling work that they had no hand in producing. Here is the Di Vinci work I mentioned. Which one is more his.... Here is a link to the 60 minutes Mark Kostabi interview..great to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z71ah7ODwvU Here is a link to our favorite...

Duration:00:47:44