We look back at three interviews about the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. In a short clip from a November 2017 chat, Judd Tully tells us about the atmosphere at Christie's as the Salvator Mundi sold. The Leonardo scholar Martin Kemp explains his view that the painting is a true Leonardo, in an interview from March 2018. And in a wide-ranging conversation from April 2019, Ben Lewis explores the painting's history and the continuing debates about its provenance, attribution and present whereabouts.
Top of the Pods: video art in the spotlight
In this latest episode looking back at the 200 interviews we've done over the past two years, we bring together discussions with three masters of video art: Ragnar Kjartansson, John Akomfrah and Chris Marclay.
Top of the Pods: Artemisia Gentileschi and the forgotten female Old Masters
In our latest look back at the 200 interviews we've done over the past two years, we focus on Artemisia Gentileschi with Letizia Treves from the National Gallery in London and Lavinia Fontana and Sofonisba Anguissola, among others, with Jordana Pomeroy, the director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami. We also discuss women composers of the Baroque period, who like those painters were written out of history, with the contemporary artist Helen Cammock—her current Whitechapel Gallery exhibition is in part a response to those composers.
In Memoriam: Karsten Schubert in conversation with Michael Landy
In this special podcast, we publish an archive interview with the London-based dealer and publisher Karsten Schubert, who died this week after a long illness. The artist Michael Landy spoke to Karsten in September 2018 about his life as a collector.
Top of the Pods: climate crisis with Olafur Eliasson, Justin Brice Guariglia and Anna Somers Cocks
As many parts of the world record their highest ever temperatures, and the art world begins to take more urgent action on the climate emergency, we look back on three interviews, from 2018 and earlier this year, focusing on climate change and the anthropocene. Olafur Eliasson, whose retrospective at Tate Modern has just opened, talks about his project Ice Watch and his climate activism, and another artist, Justin Brice Guariglia, argues that responding to the climate crisis is the moral imperative of our age. Finally, Anna Somers Cocks, the founder of The Art Newspaper, discusses the grave threat posed by rising sea levels to heritage in Europe and particularly around the Mediterranean.