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Apr 8, 2021

Immersion (Piss Christ) is a 1987 photograph by Andres Serrano that helped Senator Jessie Helms realize his career-long dream of gutting the National Endowment for the Arts. It's a 60x40-inch Cibachrome print of a plastic Jesus figurine apparently submerged in the artist's own urine. It's a piece that is as...

Apr 1, 2021

Non-Fungible Tokens! You’ve probably heard about them, leading fine art auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s now sell them, and famed South African emerald mine heir/Tony Stark-wannabe Elon Musk loves them. They’re so magical that they sometimes disappear! And, perhaps most importantly, they answer the...

Mar 4, 2021

This week, Mason and Sean speak to chalk artist and muralist Naomi Haverland about her practice, the influences of social media on her projects, and how public art has changed over the past year.

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Jan 7, 2021

Welcome to season two! Sean and I begin the new year with a discussion about abstract art, the roles we play as viewers and consumers, and how sometimes the best answer to a broken system is not to abandon it—but to change how we choose to interact with it.

The Mark Rothko painting we reference in this episode is No....

Nov 12, 2020

This week, Sean and I talk to visual artist Megan Moriarty about what grad school does to an art practice, what starting your career alongside a pandemic is like, and the challenges of dating an artist — as understood by artists.

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