We cover a lot of ground in this episode of Explain Me. That ground looks something like this:
- The Velvet Buzzsaw is a bad movie.
- Mary Boone is still awaiting sentencing for falsifying tax documents—a whistleblower could get as much as $300,000 in reward for the tip.
- Dawn Clements is remembered at Pierogi.
- Dana Schutz’s first show since the controversy over her painting of Emmitt Till at the Whitney Biennial.
- Chelsea is more woke.
- W.A.G.E. is asking artists to withhold their art from the Whitney Biennial until the museum adequately address the issue of their board chair selling tear gas used on children at the border.
- Amazon is reaching out to artists in attempts to buy their support. Listeners who want to organize against this kind of practice should attend the next Artist Studio Affordability Project meeting. Contact the organization for details.