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Short Summer Hiatus…Please Stand By

An entire month went by in the blink of an eye! We’ll back soon with show #30, which will feature the debut of our new theme song.

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Doug and Kathleen

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The Best Laid Plans…

Once again, life and work commitments have conspired to keep us away from producing a podcast. We’ll be back next week with a new show. As always, thanks for staying subscribed!

In the meantime, here are a few art news stories of note.

Art in the News
Getty head resigns amid inquiry (BBC)
World records set at art auction (BBC)
Dada on Display at the National Gallery of Art (NPR)
Pollocks ‘may be fakes’, says expert (Guardian)

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All Points Bulletin for a Missing 38 Ton Sculpture!

Work and other committments have kept us away from the mic for way too long, but we’ll be back soon! As always, thanks for listening and staying subscribed.

Art in the News
Museum discovers loss of 38-tonne sculpture (Guardian)
Of misfits and kings (Guardian)
On the couch with Tracey Emin (Guardian)
Tomb raiders: “Three years after Iraq’s ancient treasures were first stolen and smashed, the cradle of civilisation is still being looted. It’s a catastrophe, says former arts minister Mark Fisher ” (Guardian)

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Staff Pick on Yahoo! Podcasts Home Page

We were excited to see that we were chosen as a “Staff Pick” on the Yahoo! Podcasts home page.

Art a GoGo on Yahoo! Podcasts

Thanks to all of our loyal subscribers and welcome to new listners who found us on Yahoo!

Remember…art is where you find it!

Art and Schizophrenia

Mental illness link to art and sex (from the Guardian)
“A survey comparing mental health and the number of sexual partners among the general population, artists and schizophrenics found that artists are more likely to share key behavioural traits with schizophrenics, and that they have on average twice as many sexual partners as the rest of the population.”

– Does art drive you to madness or does madness drive you to art?

– Things are crazy-busy, so no podcast this week. We’ll be back next week with podcast #18. We’re going to visit the Lost Art Salon in San Francisco and talk to one of the co-founders, Rob Delamater.

– I wanted to thank Tony for his thoughtful feedback and criticism about podcast #17. I’ll admit that I may have been bit overzealous in my opinion that prisoners should not have the privilege of creating art. I stand by my opinion that the “Son of Sam” law should be applied in all cases. Any money made by convicted criminals from art should be offered to the victims or given to the state.

– Winter is here! Okay, this is California so we won’t get much sympathy complaining about the weather. Two weeks ago it was 85 degrees in Santa Cruz. Today, we had a low of 35 degrees with an expected high of 59 degrees. The sun is shining, so it’s all good.

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– Thanks for staying subscribed to our podcast! We know that time is precious commodity, so we really appreciate you spending some of your time with us.

Doug

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Frida Kahlo Tequila!

“Yeah…I’ll have margarita on the rocks, no salt, with Frida Kahlo tequila.”

I thought this was a joke at first.

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for???

A Day of Thanksgiving (1951)

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Happy Halloween…Santa Cruz Style!

Here’s a couple of pictures of the Surfer Statue in Santa Cruz, decked out for Halloween.

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Mark McGowan’s Next Target: Pollution

Artist Mark McGowan is at it again. He’s known for:

– Rolling a peanut from London’s Goldsmiths College to 10 Downing Street using only his nose to protest student debt.
– Strapping a 27lb turkey to his head and walking backwards for eleven miles while yelling at overweight people (to highlight obesity).
– In a protest against people who take pebbles home from the beach, he planned to do cartwheels from Brighton to London (57 miles) with two 12 lb. rocks tied to his ankles. McGowan collapsed after 4 days.
– Leaving a water tap running for one year to bring attention to how much water people waste. The project was abandoned after he was threatened by legal action.

McGowan now plans to leave a car running for a year to highlight air pollution! As you can imagine, environmentalists and city officials are lining up to voice their opposition.

Is this art? Let us know what you think.

We’ll be back with a new podcast soon.

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