Ep. 7 – Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of Doctor Gachet – Vincent van Gogh, 1890

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The second version of the Portrait of Doctor Gachet, now contained in the Musee d’Orsay in Paris.
An etching of the Portrait of Doctor Gachet made on Gachet’s own printing press,
Van Gogh’s most famous painting, the Starry Night completed during his stay at the Saint Paul de-Mausole asylum.
The provenance of Portrait of Dr. Gachet http://www.vggallery.com/painting/p_0753.htm#provenance

Further Viewing


Vincent Van Gogh letters: http://vangoghletters.org/vg/letters.html

A list of the locations of the Portrait of Doctor Gachet Etchings: http://www.vggallery.com/graphicworks/p_1664.htm

Aronson, J. K. “The Diagnosis of Art: Melancholy and the Portrait of Dr Gachet.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine99, no. 7 (2006): 373-74. doi:10.1258/jrsm.99.7.373.
Baxter, Jared. “Vincent Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet: A Study in Sorrows.” THINK.IAFOR.ORG. March 08, 2016. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://think.iafor.org/vincent-van-goghs-portrait-dr-gachet-study-sorrows/.
Costello, Anthony, and Emma Storr. “Artists and Their Physicians: Vincent Van Gogh and Doctor Paul Gachet.” The Fortnightly Review. February 08, 2018. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://fortnightlyreview.co.uk/2018/01/van-gogh-gachet/.
Johnson, Andrew. “Goering’s Lost Art.” The Independent. October 23, 2011. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/goerings-lost-art-1522536.html.
Odee – Odee.pl / Strony Internetowe. “Dr Gachet.” Loving Vincent. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://lovingvincent.com/dr-gachet,268,pl.html.
Philadelphia Museum of Art. “Degenerate Art.” Philadelphia Museum of Art. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://philamuseum.org/collections/3-98-108.html?page=2.
“Portrait of Dr. Gachet, 1990 by Van Gogh.” Chronology of Vincent Van Gogh’s Life and Works. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.vincentvangogh.org/portrait-of-dr-gachet.jsp.
Puchko, Kristy. “15 Things You Didn’t Know About Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet.” Mental Floss. February 09, 2016. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://mentalfloss.com/article/74774/15-things-you-didnt-know-about-van-goghs-portrait-dr-gachet.
Robinson, Walter. “The Curious Case of Dr. Gachet.” ArtNet. Accessed December 14, 2018. http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/features/robinson/robinson5-17-99.asp.
Samuel, Henry. “Hermann Goering’s ‘full Catalogue’ of Looted Nazi Art Published for First Time.” The Telegraph. September 30, 2015. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/11900625/Hermann-Goerings-full-catalogue-of-looted-Nazi-art-published-for-time.html.
“To Theo Van Gogh and Jo Van Gogh-Bonger. Auvers-sur-Oise, Saturday, 24 May 1890.” Vincent Van Gogh to Theo Van Gogh. May 24, 1890. Auvers-sur-Oise.
“Vincent Van Gogh – Dr Paul Gachet.” Musée D’Orsay: Jean-François Millet The Angelus. March 25, 2009. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/works-in-focus/search/commentaire/commentaire_id/dr-paul-gachet-2988.html.
Webster, Paul. “New Light on the Tragic Last Days of Van Gogh.” The Guardian. April 27, 2003. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/apr/27/arts.artsnews.
Wildman, Sarah. “The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue.” The New Yorker. September 01, 2017. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-revelations-of-a-nazi-art-catalogue.

Ep. 6 – For the Love of God, Damien Hirst

For the Love of God, Damien Hirst, 2007
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The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living – Damien Hirst, 1991
Hymn – Damien Hirst, 1999-2005
A scatter plot of Magnus Resch’s research on the so-called “art world hubs.” For a more indepth explanation, follow the link: http://www.artnews.com/2018/12/03/moneyball-art-world/


Further Viewing
“Damien Hirst Exhibition.” Damien Hirst. 2015. Accessed December 04, 2018. http://www.damienhirst.com/exhibitions/solo/2015/astrup-fearnley.
“Damien Hirst: The Artist as Collector | Christie’s.” Christie’s. February 20, 2015. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://www.christies.com/features/Damien_Hirst_as_Collector-5683-1.aspx.
“For the Love of God.” Damien Hirst. Accessed December 04, 2018. http://www.damienhirst.com/for-the-love-of-god#_ftn1.
Fuchs, Rudi. “Victory over Decay.” Damien Hirst. 2007. Accessed December 04, 2018. http://www.damienhirst.com/texts/20071/jan–rudi-fuchs.
Goldstein, Caroline. “How Many Animals Have Died for Damien Hirst’s Art to Live? We Counted.” Artnet News. August 16, 2017. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/damien-whats-your-beef-916097.
“Jeremy Deller: The Avant Gardener.” Evening Standard. April 10, 2012. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/jeremy-deller-the-avant-gardener-6789104.html.
Jones, Jonathan. “Damien Hirst’s Skull Tasteless? That’s the Point | Jonathan Jones.” The Guardian. February 22, 2011. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/feb/22/damien-hirst-diamond-skull.
Kinsella, Eileen. “Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor Make List of UK’s Richest.” Artnet News. May 08, 2017. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/artists-on-sunday-times-rich-list-952055.
Kunzru, Hari. “Damien Hirst and the Great Art Market Heist.” The Guardian. March 16, 2012. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/mar/16/damien-hirst-art-market.
Lovell, Jeremy. “Hirst’s Diamond Skull Sells for $100 Million.” Reuters. August 30, 2007. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-arts-hirst-skull-idUSL3080962220070830.
Resch, Magnus. “Moneyball for the Art World -.” ARTnews. December 03, 2018. Accessed December 04, 2018. http://www.artnews.com/2018/12/03/moneyball-art-world/.
Riding, Alan. “Alas, Poor Art Market: A Multimillion Dollar Head Case.” The New York Times. June 13, 2007. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/13/arts/design/13skul.html.
Shaw, William. “The Iceman Cometh.” The New York Times. June 03, 2007. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/03/magazine/03Style-skull-t.html.
Steinmetz, Julia. “For the Love of God: The Artist as Capitalist.” Art21 Magazine. April 29, 2009. Accessed December 04, 2018. http://magazine.art21.org/2009/04/29/for-the-love-of-god-the-artist-as-capitalist/#.XAbLBWhKhPZ.
Thompson, Don. The 12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark the Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses. London: Aurum, 2008.
Vogel, Carol. “Damien Hirst Leaving Gagosian Gallery After 17 Years.” The New York Times. December 14, 2012. Accessed December 04, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/arts/design/damien-hirst-leaving-gagosian-gallery-after-17-years.html.

Ep. 5 – Zhichuan Resettlement, Wang Meng

Zhichuan Resettlement by Wang Meng, 1350

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Wood and Rock – Su Shi, 11th Century
Christie’s attempted to give this painting the “Salvator Mundi” treatment in 2018, but it met with a relatively chilly reception.
Qi Baishi, Twelve Landscape Screens (1925)

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Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Four Masters of the Yuan Dynasty.” Encyclopædia Britannica. July 20, 1998. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/art/Four-Masters-of-the-Yuan-dynasty.
Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Yuan Dynasty.” Encyclopædia Britannica. November 29, 2017. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Yuan-dynasty.
“Characteristics of The Chinese Art Market in 2017 (Art Market Monitor of Artron , AMMA).” Art Price. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.artprice.com/artprice-reports/the-art-market-in-2017/characteristics-of-the-chinese-art-market-in-2017-art-market-monitor-of-artron-amma.
“Ge Hong.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.iep.utm.edu/gehong/.
Haowen, Yuan. “Crossing North: Three Verses.” Poetry China. August 2013. Accessed November 30, 2018. http://poetrychina.net/wp/welling-magazine/yuan-haowen-three-verses.
Moonan, Wendy. “Why This 14th-Century Chinese Artist Is Having a Rebirth.” Smithsonian. February 02, 2015. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-this-14th-century-chinese-artist-is-having-rebirth-180954080/.
Neuendorf, Henri. “A Rare 11th-Century Scroll by the ‘Chinese Da Vinci’ Sold for Nearly $60 Million at Christie’s Hong Kong.” Artnet News. November 27, 2018. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://news.artnet.com/market/chinese-scroll-contracting-market-asia-1403806.
“Quiet Life in a Wooded Glen.” The Art Institute of Chicago. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.artic.edu/artworks/61483/quiet-life-in-a-wooded-glen.
“Su Shi Scroll Painting Sells for Almost $60 Million in Hong Kong | Christie’s.” Christie’s. November 26, 2018. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.christies.com/features/Su-Shi-scroll-painting-sells-for-almost-60-million-dollars-9579-3.aspx.
Tsui, Enid. “China Second-biggest Art Market in 2017 on Back of Rise in Billionaires.” South China Morning Post. March 15, 2018. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.scmp.com/culture/arts-entertainment/article/2137054/china-rises-no-2-art-market-billionaires-more-double-2017.
“Wang Meng – Yuan Dynasty.” China Online Museum. Accessed November 30, 2018. http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/painting-wang-meng.php.
“Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Accessed November 30, 2018. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/yuan/hd_yuan.htm.

Ep. 4 – Summer Evening, Edward Hopper

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Summer Evening – Edward Hopper Prepatory sketch previously owned by actor Steve Martin
Chop Suey – Edward Hopper
Automat – Edward Hopper
The Nighthawks – Edward Hopper



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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s Titanic Memorial
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“Art: Traveling Man.” Time, January 19, 1948.
Bond, Constance. “These Sketches Will Take You Into the Artistic Mind of Edward Hopper.” Smithsonian.com. April 01, 2014. Accessed November 18, 2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/these-sketches-will-take-you-into-the-artistic-mind-edward-hopper-180950255/.
“Chop Suey (1929) – the Most Iconic Edward Hopper Painting Left in Private Hands | Christie’s.” Christie’s. November 13, 2018. Accessed November 18, 2018. https://www.christies.com/features/Chop-Suey-by-Edward-Hopper-9407-3.aspx.
Comey, Janet L. “Edward Hopper Hours of Darkness.” InCollect. Accessed November 18, 2018. https://www.incollect.com/articles/edward-hopper-hours-of-darkness.
Hodara, Susan. “New Insight Into Hopper in a Girlfriend’s Letters.” The New York Times. October 19, 2018. Accessed November 18, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/14/nyregion/my-dear-mr-hopper-the-story-starts-here-at-the-edward-hopper-house-art-center-in-nyack.html?_r=0.
Murphy, Jessica. “Edward Hopper (1882-1967).” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. June 2007. Accessed November 18, 2018. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/hopp/hd_hopp.htm.

Ep. 3 – Orange, Red, Yellow

Orange, Red, Yellow – Mark Rothko

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An early Mark Rothko work, The Omen of the Eagle, 1942
Season 2, Episode 7 of Mad Men – Characters appreciate a fictional Mark Rothko work purchased by character Bert Cooper
One of Mark Rothko’s most important commissions, the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas
White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose), also known as the “Rockefeller Rothko” – Mark Rothko
No. 6 (Violet, Green, and Red) – Mark Rothko
Red on Maroon 1959 by Mark Rothko 1903-1970
Red on Maroon – Mark Rothko

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“Artoholics: Breaking Down the Art You Missed on “Mad Men”Bert Cooper’s Rothko Painting.” Complex. Accessed November 14, 2018. https://www.complex.com/style/2014/04/breaking-down-the-art-on-mad-men/coopers-office-1.
“From the Archives: Mark Rothko’s 1957 Letter to the Editor About Being Called an ‘Action Painter’ -.” ARTnews. December 16, 2016. Accessed November 14, 2018. http://www.artnews.com/2016/12/16/from-the-archives-mark-rothkos-1957-letter-to-the-editor-about-being-called-an-action-painter/.
“Orange, Red, Yellow, 1961 by Mark Rothko.” Mark Rothko – Paintings, Prints, Biography and Mark Rothko Artwork. Accessed November 14, 2018. http://www.markrothko.org/orange-red-yellow/.
“Still and All: Mark Rothko’s Deeply Nuanced Canvases Are Encased in Parentheses, Both Intellectual and Spiritual -.” ARTnews. January 27, 2017. Accessed November 14, 2018. http://www.artnews.com/2017/01/27/still-and-all-mark-rothkos-deeply-nuanced-canvases-are-encased-in-parentheses-both-intellectual-and-spiritual/.
Tate. “‘Red on Maroon’, Mark Rothko, 1959.” Tate. Accessed November 14, 2018. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/rothko-red-on-maroon-t01168.
“When Rothko Was Rothkowitz -.” ARTnews. May 08, 2012. Accessed November 14, 2018. http://www.artnews.com/2012/05/08/when-rothko-was-rothkowitz/.
“White Center, 1950 by Mark Rothko.” Mark Rothko – Paintings, Prints, Biography and Mark Rothko Artwork. Accessed November 14, 2018. http://www.markrothko.org/white-center/.

Ep. 2 – La Reve

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La Reve – Pablo Picasso

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Pablo Picasso – Nude, Green Leaves and Bust
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Pablo Picasso – Bust de Femme, 1939

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“Early Works.” Pablo Picasso. Accessed November 09, 2018. https://www.pablo-ruiz-picasso.net/period-first.php.

The Collection of Victor and Sally Ganz: Auction Monday, 10 November 1997 … Christies, 502 Park Avenue at 59th Street, New York, NY 10022. New York, NY: Christies, 1997.

Trachtman, Paul. “Matisse & Picasso.” Smithsonian.com. February 01, 2003. Accessed November 09, 2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/matisse-picasso-75440861/.

Vogel, Carol. “Prized Picasso Leads the Ganz Collection to a Record Auction of $206 Million.” The New York Times. November 11, 1997. Accessed November 09, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/11/arts/prized-picasso-leads-the-ganz-collection-to-a-record-auction-of-206-million.html.

Ep. 1 – Salvator Mundi

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Salvator Mundi – Attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci

The first episode of our podcast introduces us to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. In this episode we tell the story of how this “lost Leonardo” was recovered, the controversy surrounding its history, and how it became the most expensive painting ever sold.

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All Savator Mundi
The many versions of the Salvator Mundi that exist.
Wenceslas Hollar’s Etching of the Salvator Mundi, after Leonardo

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Interesting Links

Carnegie Museum of Art – Restoration of Isabella de Medici


Connett, David. “Secret World of Multimillion-pound Art Deals Faces US Inquiry into Money Laundering.” The Independent. March 15, 2016. Accessed November 01, 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/secret-world-of-multimillion-pound-art-deals-faces-us-inquiry-into-allegations-of-money-laundering-a6921781.html.
Isaacson, Walter. Leonardo Da Vinci. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2018.
Jones, Jonathan. “The Da Vinci Mystery: Why Is His $450m Masterpiece Really Being Kept under Wraps?” The Guardian. October 14, 2018. Accessed November 01, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/14/leonardo-da-vinci-mystery-why-is-his-450m-masterpiece-really-being-kept-under-wraps-salvator-mundi.
“Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ Is Coming to the Louvre Abu Dhabi -.” ARTnews. December 08, 2017. Accessed November 01, 2018. http://www.artnews.com/2017/12/06/leonardo-da-vincis-salvator-mundi-coming-louvre-abu-dhabi/.
“Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ Sells for $450.3 M. at Christie’s in New York, Shattering Market Records -.” ARTnews. November 16, 2017. Accessed November 01, 2018. http://www.artnews.com/2017/11/15/leonardo-da-vincis-salvator-mundi-sells-450-3-m-christies-new-york/.
Rea, Naomi. “In a Shock Move, the Louvre Abu Dhabi Postpones the Display of ‘Salvator Mundi’.” Artnet News. September 04, 2018. Accessed November 01, 2018. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/louvre-abu-dhabi-postpones-display-salvator-mundi-1341950.
Reyburn, Scott. “Contemporary Art Sales: Do I Hear $100 Million?” The New York Times. November 11, 2017. Accessed November 01, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/arts/design/leonardo-da-vinci-sothebys-christies-phillips-picasso.html.