In the sixth episode of "The Picture" podcast, American painter Wayne Thiebaud speaks with writer and critic Michael Thomas and gallery director Philippe de Montebello on the occasion of the new exhibition "Wayne Thiebaud: Mountains 1965-2019," the artist's third solo exhibition at Acquavella Galleries.
Recorded in front of a live audience at Acquavella Galleries in New York, their conversation touches on Thiebaud's lifelong passion for teaching, his favorite dessert (lemon meringue pie), and the similarities in painting mountainous snowdrifts and mounds of whipped cream.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.”