BTW #8 - Pussy, Drugs, and Jeff Koons

 "Pussy Riot" by Lorena Cupcake is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Pussy Riot" by Lorena Cupcake is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Today Eric and Ando blaze through 4 topics. Pussy Riot seeks asylum in Sweden, and the Guggenheim offers Donald Trump a golden toilet by Maurizio Cattelan. Topics become a little more serious when they bring up Nan Goldin and the opioid crisis in the US. Goldin calls on her fellow artists and art institutions to resist the Sackler Family and Purdue Pharma. And what would be an episode BTW without an interjection about Jeff Koons. We discuss how he wants to "honor" of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

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Links:

Pussy Riot - Swedish http://t.sr.se/2EjXq1I , German http://bit.ly/2EmYXUR

Nan Goldin -‘http://bit.ly/2FrSlDV , http://nyti.ms/2nbVoIy

Trump and Maurizio Cattelan: “America” - http://bit.ly/2cLr037

Jeff Koons - http://bit.ly/2Gs5RZA

Music credits: Favorite Secrets by Waylon Thornton is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and permission of the artist.