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Acquavella Podcast for "Lucian Freud: Monumental"

The Picture: Conversations with Acquavella Galleries

Episode 5: Lucian Freud: Monumental

May 2019

The fifth episode of "The Picture" podcast centers on painter Lucian Freud and his large-scale naked portraits as seen in "Monumental," a major loan exhibition currently on view at Acquavella Galleries in New York. Gallery director Philippe de Montebello speaks with Freud's longtime assistant and friend David Dawson as well as curator Michael Auping in a conversation about Freud's process, his relationship with his models, and the difference between naked and nude in Freud's pursuit of what he called "a more complete portrait."

Acquavella Podcast for "Wayne Thiebaud"

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Episode 4: Wayne Thiebaud

January 2019

For the fourth episode of "The Picture" podcast, gallery director Philippe de Montebello speaks with painter Wayne Thiebaud about color, cake and the 98-year-old artist's love for the act of painting.

Acquavella Podcast for "The Art Market, with Judd Tully"

The Picture: Conversations with Acquavella Galleries

Episode 3: The Art Market, with Judd Tully

December 2018

In the third episode of “The Picture” podcast, gallery director Michael Findlay joins art critic and journalist Judd Tully for a conversation about the art market. The two friends discuss international auction houses, the changing gallery model, and the growing influence—and pressures—of art fairs.

Acquavella Podcast for "James Rosenquist"

The Picture: Conversations with Acquavella Galleries

Episode 2: James Rosenquist

November 2018

For the second episode of “The Picture” podcast, gallery director Michael Findlay leads a conversation about the legendary artist James Rosenquist, whose solo exhibition “His American Life” is currently on view at Acquavella Galleries in New York. Judith Goldman, who curated the exhibition, and Sarah Bancroft, executive director of the James Rosenquist Foundation, help pick apart Rosenquist’s growing legacy beyond Pop Art and the artist’s love for the act of creating.

Acquavella Podcast for "Bill Acquavella and David Dawson on Lucian Freud"

The Picture: Conversations with Acquavella Galleries

Episode 1: Bill Acquavella and David Dawson on Lucian Freud

November 2018

For the premiere of “The Picture” podcast, Bill Acquavella is joined by artist and author David Dawson in a discussion of their dear friend, the remarkably talented painter Lucian Freud. In his introduction, Philippe de Montebello also recounts a momentous meeting with Brooke Astor, who, as a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was transfixed by Freud’s portrayal of what she called “a repulsive mound of flesh.”

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