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17A – Jackson Pollock

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The Moon Woman – Jackson Pollock
Naked Man with Knife c.1938-40 by Jackson Pollock 1912-1956
Man with Knife – Jackson Pollock
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The She-Wolf – Jackson Pollock
The Moon Woman – Jackson Pollock
Naked Man with Knife c.1938-40 by Jackson Pollock 1912-1956
Man with Knife – Jackson Pollock
The Connoisseur – Norman Rockwell
Interchange – Willem de Kooning

Further Viewing


Man with Knife – Jackson Pollock

The Moon Woman – Jackson Pollock

The Connoisseur – Norman Rockwell

A Pollock has Sold, Possibly for a Record Price – New York Times

How to Spot a Fake Jackson Pollock Painting

Billionaire Griffin Spends $500 million for Two Paintings – Bloomberg

How Jackson Pollock and the CIA Teamed Up to Win the Cold War

Ep. 13 – Turquoise Marilyn, Andy Warhol


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Mentioned in the Show

Pink Marilyn – Andy Warhol
Marilyn Diptych by Andy Warhol
Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol
Brillo Box by Andy Warhol

Further Viewing

Further Reading

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol




The Andy Warhol Diaries



“Marilyn Monroe.” United States History. Accessed January 24, 2019. https://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h3712.html.

The Marilyn Diptych – Tate Museum

Why is Andy Warhol Still So Famous? by Stephen Metcalf at the AtlanticWhy is Andy Warhol Still So Famous? by Stephen Metcalf at the Atlantic



Ep. 12 – The Conversion of Saint Paul, Caravaggio


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Mentioned in the Show

The Musicians by Caravaggio, one of his earlier works
Judith Beheading Holofernes by Caravaggio
The Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio
Madonna with the Long Neck – Parmiganino, an example of mannerism
Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time by Bronzino
Self portrait of Artemesia Gentileschi

Further Viewing


Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures by Robert K Wittman



Ep. 11 – Fuego Flores, Jean Michel Basquiat

Fuego Flores by Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat, which sold for 110.5 million dollars in 2017 and became the most expensive work of American art
The “Everlast” photograph of Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat
Jean Michel Basquiat, a polaroid by Andy Warhol

Further Viewing

Further Reading



“Basquiat Painting Sells to Yusaku Maezawa for $110.5 M. at Sotheby’s Auction, Shattering Records -.” ARTnews. May 19, 2017. Accessed January 09, 2019. http://www.artnews.com/2017/05/18/jean-michel-basquiat-painting-sells-for-110-million-at-auction/.


Fanelli, James. “Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Dad Leaves Behind Son’s Art, and Tax Problem.” DNAinfo New York. September 05, 2013. Accessed January 09, 2019. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130905/boerum-hill/jean-michel-basquiats-dad-leaves-behind-sons-art-tax-problem/.


Freeman, Nate. “Record-Breaking $110 M. Basquiat to Get One-Work Show at the Brooklyn Museum -.” ARTnews. January 11, 2018. Accessed January 09, 2019. http://www.artnews.com/2018/01/11/record-breaking-110-m-basquiat-get-one-work-show-brooklyn-museum/.


Greenberger, Alex. “A. R. Penck, Neo-Expressionist Painter Whose Work Reflected on the Postwar German Condition, Dies at 77 -.” ARTnews. May 04, 2017. Accessed January 09, 2019. http://www.artnews.com/2017/05/03/a-r-penck-painter-whose-work-reflected-on-the-postwar-german-condition-dies-at-77/.


“Jean-Michel Basquiat – Fuego Flores.” The Kick It Spot. Accessed January 09, 2019. http://www.thekickitspot.com/2009/10/fuegoflore/.


“Now Contemporary Art Evening Auction.” Sotheby’s. Accessed January 09, 2019. http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2017/contemporary-art-evening-auction-n09761/lot.24.html.


“Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat.” The Getty. January 01, 1982. Accessed January 09, 2019. http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/125802/andy-warhol-portrait-of-jean-michel-basquiat-american-1982/.


Taylor, Kate. “Lawsuits Challenge Basquiat, Boetti Authentication Committees.” The New York Sun. Accessed January 09, 2019. https://www.nysun.com/arts/lawsuits-challenge-basquiat-boetti-authentication/75664/.


Villarreal, Ignacio. “Major Works to Highlight Sotheby’s October Contemporary Art Sale.” Art Daily. Accessed January 09, 2019. http://artdaily.com/news/33590/Major-Works-to-Highlight-Sotheby-s-October-Contemporary-Art-Sale.

Ep. 10 – Georgia O’Keeffe


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Jimsen Weed / White Flower No. 1 – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1932
Cow Skull on Red, White, and Blue – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1931
The Steerage – Alfred Stieglitz, 1907
Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum? 1989 by Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls Campaign Poster
Guerrilla Girls Campaign Poster

Further Viewing

Read More About Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’iGeorgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’iGeorgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i
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Georgia O’Keeffe – Living Modern by Wanda M. Corn
Georgia O’Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place
Dinner with Georgia O’Keeffe: Recipes, Art, & Landscape
Georgia O’Keeffe and the Calla Lily in American Art, 1860-1940




“10 Things to Know about Georgia O’Keeffe | Christie’s.” Christie’s. October 25, 2018. Accessed January 04, 2019. https://www.christies.com/features/Georgia-O-Keeffe-7330-1.aspx.
Art, Philadelphia Museum of. “Two Calla Lilies on Pink.” Philadelphia Museum of Art. Accessed January 04, 2019. https://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/83649.html.
Buhler Lynes, Barbara, James Moore, and Charles Eldredge. Georgia O’Keeffe and the Calla Lily in American Art. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.
Carter, Felicity. “Jenny Saville Sets An Auction Record For A Living Female Artist At Sotheby’s London.” Forbes. October 05, 2018. Accessed January 04, 2019. https://www.forbes.com/sites/felicitycarter/2018/10/05/jenny-saville-sets-an-auction-record-for-a-living-female-artist-at-sothebys-london/#48fa195b5edb.
“Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) , Calla Lilies.” Christie’s. Accessed January 04, 2019. https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/georgia-okeeffe-calla-lilies-5846384-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=5846384&sid=2694173c-5810-4e17-b362-943ae365b9fd.
“O’Keeffe, Georgia – Jimson Weet / White Flower.” Sotheby’s. Accessed January 04, 2019. http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2014/american-art-n09229/lot.11.html.
Peers, Alexandra. “World’s Most Expensive Painting by a Woman Goes on Display-in Arkansas.” Observer. April 06, 2015. Accessed January 04, 2019. https://observer.com/2015/03/worlds-most-expensive-painting-by-a-woman-goes-on-display-in-arkansas/.
“The Guerrilla Girls Most Important Art | TheArtStory.” The Art Story. Accessed January 04, 2019. https://www.theartstory.org/artist-guerrilla-girls-artworks.htm.
Throsby, David, Katya Petetskaya, and Department of Economics. “The Gender Pay Gap Is Wider in the Arts than in Other Industries.” The Conversation. September 12, 2018. Accessed January 04, 2019. https://theconversation.com/the-gender-pay-gap-is-wider-in-the-arts-than-in-other-industries-87080.
“Timeline.” Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Accessed January 04, 2019. https://www.okeeffemuseum.org/about-georgia-okeeffe/timeline/.



Ep. 9 – Saint Praxedis – Johannes Vermeer

Saint Praxedis
Saint Praxedis, attributed to Johannes Vermeer, 1655

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Saint Praxedis – original by Ficherelli (left) and attributed to Johannes Vermeer (right)

Some Assorted Dutch Genre Paintings

Johannes Vermeer – The Astronomer, 1668 and Gerard Dou – Astronomer, 1650
Johannes Vermeer – The Piano Lesson and and Jan Steen – A Young Woman Playing a Piano
Johannes Vermeer – Woman in Blue Reading a Letter and Pieter de Hooch – Woman Weighing Gold Coins
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Johannes Vermeer – The Love Letter and Pieter De Hooch – Couple with a Parrot

Vermeers Mentioned in the Episode

Johannes Vermeer – The Astronomer
Johannes Vermeer – The Piano Lesson
Johannes Vermeer – The Allegory of Painting
Johannes Vermeer – The Girl with the Pearl Earring
Han van Meegeren – Interior of a Church
VMeegeren Last Supper
Han Van Meegeren – Christ with the Adulterer (in the style of Johannes Vermeer)

Further Viewing

Read More About Johannes Vermeer and Han van Meegeren

The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren by Jonathan Lopez
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting


Bürger, Willem, and Gustav Friedrich Waagen. Van Der Meer De Delft. Paris: Gazette Des Beaux Arts, 1866. [Read Online Here]
Janson, Jonathan. “Saint Praxedis.” Essential Vermeer. Accessed December 27, 2018. http://www.essentialvermeer.com/catalogue/praxedis.html#.XCVEZVxKhPY.
Janson, Jonathan. “Saint Praxedis: Missing the Mark.” Understanding The Astronomer by Johannes Vermeer. Accessed December 27, 2018. http://www.essentialvermeer.com/saint_praxedis.html#.XCVEZ1xKhPY.
Janson, Jonathan. “Vermeer and the Camera Obscura.” Essential Vermeer. Accessed December 27, 2018. http://www.essentialvermeer.com/camera_obscura/co_one.html#.XCVFx1xKhPY.
“Johannes Vermeer (Delft 1632-1675) , Saint Praxedis.” Christie’s Auction House. Accessed December 27, 2018. https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/johannes-vermeer-delft-1632-1675-saint-praxedis-5813575-details.aspx.
Lopez, Jonathan. The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han Van Meegeren. Orlando: Harcourt, 2012.
“St. Praxedes – Saints & Angels.” Catholic Online. Accessed December 27, 2018. https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=772.
Waiboer, Adriaan E., Arthur K. Wheelock, and Blaise Ducos. Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

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Ep. 8 – Triptych May-June 1973, Francis Bacon

Triptych May-June 1973 – Francis Bacon

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Figures on the Sea Shore – Pablo Picasso, 1931. A classic example of a Picasso biomorph
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion c.1944 by Francis Bacon 1909-1992
Study for Figures at the Base of the Crucifixion – Francis Bacon
Triptych In Memory of George Dyer – Francis Bacon, 1971
Triptych August 1972 1972 by Francis Bacon 1909-1992
Triptych August 1972 – Francis Bacon
Three Studies of Lucian Freud – Francis Bacon, 1969
Francis Bacon’s Reece Mews studio, photographed by Perry Ogden

Further Viewing


“A Moment of Passion: Francis Bacon, George Dyer and Two Figures (1975) | Christie’s.” Christie’s. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.christies.com/features/Francis-Bacon-and-George-Dyer-A-moment-of-passion-7027-3.aspx.
Brown, Mark. “Francis Bacon Triptych of Burglar Turned Muse Put up for Auction.” The Guardian. May 30, 2014. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/may/30/francis-bacon-triptych-burglar-george-dyer-auction.
Giacobetti, Francis. “Francis Bacon: The Last Interview.” The Independent. November 29, 2012. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/francis-bacon-the-last-interview-8368727.html.
“In Memory of George Dyer | Francis Bacon.” Francis Bacon. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.francis-bacon.com/artworks/paintings/memory-george-dyer.
Jones, Jonathan. “Francis Bacon’s Painting of Lucian Freud Is a Portrait of Two Geniuses.” The Guardian. November 13, 2013. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/nov/13/francis-bacon-lucian-freud-geniuses.
“Never before Offered at Auction, Bacon’s First Ever Portrait of His Great Muse | Christie’s.” Christie’s. May 17, 2017. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.christies.com/features/Francis-Bacon-Three-Studies-for-a-Portrait-of-George-Dyer-8185-3.aspx.
“Pablo Picasso | Francis Bacon.” Francis Bacon. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.francis-bacon.com/art/influence-inspiration/influence/pablo-picasso.
Porter, Max. “Dying on the Toilet.” The Paris Review. June 13, 2016. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/06/13/dying-on-the-toilet/.
Sylvester, David. “Great Interviews of the 20th Century: Francis Bacon Interviewed by David Sylvester in 1963,1966 and 1979.” The Guardian. September 12, 2007. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2007/sep/13/greatinterviews.
“Three Studies of Lucian Freud | Francis Bacon.” Francis Bacon. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.francis-bacon.com/artworks/paintings/three-studies-lucian-freud.
“Triptych August 1972 | Francis Bacon.” Francis Bacon. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.francis-bacon.com/artworks/paintings/triptych-august-1972.
“Triptych May-June | Francis Bacon.” Francis Bacon. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.francis-bacon.com/artworks/paintings/triptych-may-june.
“Triptych – August 1972 by Sir Francis Bacon (1972).” The Squirrel Review. January 06, 2015. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://thesquirrelreview.com/2015/01/06/triptych-august-1972-by-francis-bacon-1972/.
Waters, Florence. “Francis Bacon Portrait Sells for £18 Million.” The Telegraph. June 29, 2011. Accessed December 19, 2018. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8605308/Francis-Bacon-portrait-sells-for-18-million.html.