Henry Moore and the Two-Ton Score!

Art Crime Podcast | Season 1, Episode 11

Baker is a little disappointed about gatekeeping and elitism in the art community and wishes everyone would stop freaking out about NFTs — and as usual, Mara is the voice of reason who talks him off the ledge. In short, art is for everyone, damnit! We discuss the life of renowned sculptor, Henry Moore, and we pry into his World War I experience and wonder how it may have really influenced his work, and then Baker gets really excited about tank warfare, though to be clear he does not condone war! We share the story of a sleep-deprived roadtrip wherein Mara and Baker hallucinated deer and big horn sheep and then we dive into the latest news which makes us ask the question; do museums even know what they’ve really lost to art crime? We pause for a Star Wars reference, then it’s onto the crime! We’re impressed by the speed and precision required to steal and dismantle a two ton sculpture in the middle of the night, and then we wrap things up with Baker’s thirst for validation and 5 star reviews on Apple Podcasts.

Episode References

ART
Tube Shelter Perspective, by Henry Moore
Shelter Scene: Bunks and Sleepers, by Henry Moore
Shelterers in the Tube, by Henry Moore
Reclining Figure, by Henry Moore
Rock Drill, by Jacob Epstein
Star Wars Prequel Concept Art Designs, by Doug Chiang

NEWS
PEOPLE ARE STEALING ART AND TURNING IT INTO NFTS | VICE
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON BREAK-IN: 2 SUSPECTS ESCAPE BY BOAT ON BUFFALO BAYOU | KHOU.COM
WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH ART HAS GONE MISSING FROM MUSEUMS | THE NEW YORK TIMES
FRANCE TO RETURN NAZI-LOOTED KLIMT TO RIGHTFUL JEWISH HEIRS | THE JEWISH VOICE
THE NATIONAL LIBRARY HID FOR FOUR YEARS THE THEFT OF AN ORIGINAL WORK BY GALILEO | EL PAIS

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Goya, The Duke, and Free TV for Granny!

Art Crime Podcast | Season 1, Episode 7

Lucky Episode 7! Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (aka: Goya) is our focus this episode and boy do we have a lot to say about him. Mara and Baker are big fans! In our sharing is caring segment, we cover the recent “I just wanted to move the Warhol print for a laugh, I wasn’t going to steal it!” guy in Rochester, NY. Plus that dude who found Viking treasure last week, and then Baker explains why Beeple (Mike Winkelmann) is a low key genius who is mainstreaming NFT art sales with Christie’s. We briefly attempt to explain NFTs and what this Beeple auction at Christie’s might mean for the future of art. All of that and lots more Goya talk, including why his Los Caprichos series reminds Baker of an 80’s thrash metal band.

Episode References

ART
The Duke of Wellington, by Francisco de Goya
Saturn devouring a Son, by Francisco de Goya
Saturn devouring a Son, by Peter Paul Rubens (Baker said Raphael in this episode by accident, sorry!)
Essential Worker 2320, by Beeple
Emoji Warfare , by Beeple

NEWS
Local man charged in attempted robbery from Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery | The Art Newspaper
An Amateur Metal Detectorist Has Unearthed a Rare Stash of 1,000-Year-Old Viking Jewelry on the Isle of Man | Artnet News
Christie’s to accept cryptocurrency for first time | The Art Newspaper
‘Beeple Mania’: How Mike Winkelmann Makes Millions Selling Pixels, Esquire Magazine
Know your meme, Saturn Devouring his Son
Beeple-Crap
NFTs are transforming the digital art world. | Foundation.app

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