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Perfect City: New York and the Art That Changed the World.

Hey Y’all:

Have spent the better part of the last two months doing a two-part audio doc for WNYC on New York City during the time of the Abstract Expressionists. On top of learning all kinds of stuff. (A beer at the Cedar cost 15 cents and a cold-water flat went for $17 a month!) We also turned up some pretty rad vintage audio. This includes a 1960s-era interview of Peggy Guggenheim describing herself as the “enfant terrible of the Guggenheim family” and Robert Motherwell telling a particularly touching story about Mark Rothko in the early ’50s.

Anyhow, if you could click over, download and listen, I’d be forever grateful. And don’t laugh too hard. This is my first time doing something of this nature. (What I learned: Narrating is HARD.)

Many thanks to producer Ave Carrillo for her patience and support and mad editing skillz.


Over at Gallerina.

As is customary on Thursdays, I’ve got my New York City Datebook up at WNYC. Check it out!

Plus, the Incredibly Brief #workoFart Recap: This episode was all about nature — bleak, dreary Munch-style nature. Jaclyn had a cold, Peregrine shot evil death rays of hate at Jaclyn (who was trying to cheat) and Abdi spent the show operating in an impossible vortex of positivity. Miles, in the meantime, generated his most art school project yet. (Seriously dude, lay off the process.) Nicole and Jaclyn are out, which means materiality and titties will not feature prominently in the grand finale. El Saltzino, in his most impassioned recap yet, describes the nature setting the artists have to use as right out of the Sopranos kill-Adriana episode (so true). He also talks about poodles.

On a sort of related note, the award for best quote out of the entire season goes to Saltz, in Episode 2, who describes a piece as having, “self-referentiality up the wing wong.” Somebody needs to put that on a T-shirt.

Until the finale next week…