How could we not talk about this most recent Christie’s contemporary art auction. The record breaking painting "by" Leonardo da Vinci titled Salvator Mundi sold for $450,312,500. We aren’t talking about the obvious talking points, instead we go deeper into the painting’s history. It all plays out like Dan Brown novel. Yes, the guy who used to own Salvator Mundi was imprisoned in the 1990’s for...Read More
It finally has come to Eric and Ando talking about Instagram. Take about 5 minutes to watch the video clip in the links below to get a better understanding of what we are discussing today.
Audiences are more comfortable viewing and buying art via their phones than ever before. Why would there not be curators creating exhibitions with that interaction in mind. A trend of “MADE-FOR-INSTAGRAM” exhibitions are trying to change the way...Read More
Pressure from outside the art world, threats of violence, and an online petition nearing a million people have compelled the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York to remove several artworks from an exhibition. Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World is the title of the exhibition. The cause of the firestorm came when animal rights activists, such as Peta became aware of 3 art works. These 3 works could be misunderstood as...Read More
Well dOCUMENTA happened to pop up again in the news for this episode. Ando actually heard about this story too!
One of the most prestigious art exhibitions, dOCUMENTA (15) is on the brink bankruptcy. We try to unravel how that could have happened. Who is to blame? The curators, a local politician, and poor management. The future of dOCUMENTA is...Read More
A bit of change up on this episode of By The Way, as Eric and Ando talk about Sam Durant’s sculpture titled Scaffold. Originally created by Sam Durant for dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, the work has since been purchased by the Walker Art Center, USA. The story does not end there. We hope you listen to hear about why some people say ‘That's a...Read More
On the inaugural episode of By The Way Eric presents Ando with 2 news stories. The first story is about the craft store giant Hobby Lobby smuggling Middle Eastern artifacts into the US. In our second story we discuss the stolen works by street artist Invaders in the daylight on the streets of Paris. No wonder people are stealing them when the can reach...Read More