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Think art history is boring? Think again. It's weird, funny, mysterious, enthralling, and liberating. Join us as we cover topics from ancient art through the present day. Who is Banksy, really? Did Van Gogh actually kill himself? And why were the Impressionists so great? Subscribe to us here, and follow us at www.artcuriouspodcast.com for further information and fun extras. © 2017 Jennifer Dasal // Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @artcuriouspod.
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CURIOUS CALLBACK: Episode #5: Death and Disaster, Warhol and Weegee
This is a rebroadcast of our fifth episode, which was originally released on October 13, 2016. Subscribe now to the podcast so that you don't miss our new episodes beginning in late July.
Death has always been a part of art history. And so much of the great art that we know and love today works in the capacity to stave off one of the terrible side effects of death-- being forgotten. Andy Warhol’s series, Death and Disaster, is one of the most well-known and polarizing of his career. But Warhol wasn't the first artist to focus on the everyday tragedy of death as a subject to quite this revealing and exploitative extent. That honor might very well belong to someone else-- an immigrant photographer working in Manhattan in the 1930s and 1940s.
In this episode, we discover the subject matter and motivations behind Andy Warhol's Death and Disaster series, and relate them to the work of the greatest crime scene photographer in history, Weegee.
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