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Jul 15, 2021

This week, we discuss the tenuous relationship between the Western fine art market and the People's Republic of China. We cover the Old Summer Palace bronze heads, why westerners find it easy to love Ai Weiwei, and the Second Opium War because global conflict was the most popular means of art collecting in 19th century Europe.

For more on the sacking of the Summer Palace, its bronze heads, and the theft of Looty the dog, listen to this excellent 99% Invisible episode.


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Created by Mason Hershenow

Produced by Sean Ang and Christopher Scott McNeill

Edited by Christopher Scott McNeill

Mixed by Mason Hershenow

Original music by Mason Hershenow


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