Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Radiant Child: Jean-Michel Basquiat

On this episode we talk about Jean-Michel Basquiat. We cover his career, some specific works of art, and why he is a key contemporary artist. We also discuss the use of race, language and criticism of capitalism in his art work and his persona.



Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Link to the Rene Ricard article,
The Radiant Child.


Tamra Davis Documentary.

Andy Warhol & Basquiat.

Defacement (The Death of Micheal Stewart), 1983. Basquiat.

Eye-Africa,1982. Basquiat.


The Irony of the Nego Police Man, 1981. Basquiat.

Basquiat & Madonna.

bell hooks, From The Archives: Altars of Sacrifice, Re-membering Basquiat

Guy Emerson Mount, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Black. Intellectual. Historian.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Art & War

Our return episode is on the looting and destructing of art by the Nazi's during WWII. In this portion we cover Nazi attitudes towards modern art, degenerate art, and the looting of Poland, Paris, and Leningrad.



The Rape of Europa Documentary based on the book by Lynn H. Nicholas


The Courtyard of the Old Residency. Adolf Hitler. 1912.

Link to the Exhibition Catalog for the Degenerate art show, it's in German, but has pictures of the art.

Pictures from the Degenerate Art exhibition.

Hermann Goering and his hunting lodge.

Portrait of a Young Man. Raphael. Looted from Poland and is still missing.

The Veit Stoss Altarpiece.

Transporting the Victory.

Empty frames in the Lourve.

Evacuating the Hermitage Museum.

Hello Again!

We disappeared for sometime! It was a combination of things. We both started new jobs, we planned a wedding, got married and went on a honeymoon, and then the holidays struck! But we plan to be back consistently now and hope to get back on track with the podcast. Including using all the social media platforms more often.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Episode 1 Artwork


The Ballad Of The Revolution. Diego Rivera, 1928.


Man, Controller of The Universe. Diego Rivera, 1934/


Detroit Industry. Diego Rivera, 1932


My Dress Hangs There. Frida Kahlo, 1933.


Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States. Frida Kahlo, 1932.


Self-Portrait With Cropped Hair. Frida Kahlo, 1940.


Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky. Frida Kahlo, 1937.


Frida Kahlo & Leon Trotsky.