After 2 years of searching throughout Europe, Edvard Munch’s two paintings, “The Scream” (one of many editions) and “Madonna” have been recovered, found in an undisclosed location somewhere in Norway.
More surprising then the fact that the works were found in Norway (rumor has it in Oslo itself) they are in surprisingly good shape considering the destructive manor in which the works were ripped from the wall, kicked from their frame & thrown in a car.
Even less known is that the only damage was to “Madonna” when one of the thieves poked a hole in the mouth area and proceeded to tell his friend in the back seat in Norwegian “Hey Mikey. give me a wet lickery kiss!”
The opening few seconds is payback for the West Town Gallery network map. How dare you. Duncan has never eaten a bratwurst in his life.
Anyway. 52 weeks worth of shows. Damn.
“We’re not the first,
I hope we’re not the last
‘Cause I know we’re all heading
for that adult crash The times is so little,
the time belongs to us
Why is everybody in such a fucking rush?
Make do with what you have
Take what you can get
Pay no mind to us
We’re just a minor threat
We’re just a minor threat”
Chicago art legend William Conger!!! He’s taught many of you, heck he’s taught some of your teachers. Guest host Tony Fitzpatrick joins Duncan in this great discussion that covers everything from what a great guy Ed Paschke was, to a lengthy discussion of Wesley Kimler which is not to be missed. Much talk about art history in Chicago and an overall fascinating time.
The longest episode yet, but every minute is a gem.
Next week: Our anniversary show!!!
Duncan and Amanda interview Dan Devening about his current “editions project”, what printmaking is today, and his new exhibition space.
Everyone talks to Chris Walla, all around kickass guy and professor at Moorhead State University in Moorehead Minnesota.
And Duncan and Richard have a show that opens Saturday at the Suburban and an open Bad at Sports mic WTF?
The Suburban is Located at 244 West Lake Street, Oak Park, IL.
On the “El” it is the Ridge Land Stop on the Green Line.
You should check it out.
Julia Marsh from BAT joins Duncan for some reviews of group shows around Peoria Street. Terri Griffith talks American Psycho with Duncan and there is a solid digression into Eddie Murphy’s failed pop music career. Richard and Duncan talk about their upcoming show and are mean to some jerks who sent us pithy e-mails to complain. Much fun is had by all. This week’s intro contains some music by local supergroup Colossal.