13 episodes

Jump into the world of the “Art Life” with Host Avery Andon and get a backstage pass to the Arts and Entertainment world. Episodes feature a wide array of high profile guests including Artists, Photographers, Actors and Musicians along with Art Industry professionals. As the Founder of ArtLife.com and longtime manager of Street Artist Alec Monopoly, Avery’s insight into the art world and unique friendships result in a provocative and engaging podcast!

ArtLife with Avery Andon Podcast Hosted by Avery Andon

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 65 Ratings

Jump into the world of the “Art Life” with Host Avery Andon and get a backstage pass to the Arts and Entertainment world. Episodes feature a wide array of high profile guests including Artists, Photographers, Actors and Musicians along with Art Industry professionals. As the Founder of ArtLife.com and longtime manager of Street Artist Alec Monopoly, Avery’s insight into the art world and unique friendships result in a provocative and engaging podcast!

    12 - Erick Innis. (Canine Training)

    12 - Erick Innis. (Canine Training)

    From Battlefield to Canine Training: A Veteran's Journey Into Entrepreneurship and Public Safety

    Special Operations combat veteran, EricK Innis, shares his enriching journey that starts with his service in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the training process, moving between warzones, and the reality of combat. He also details his transition from military service to training military dogs, founding his own business, Coastline Canine. The discussion delves into social perceptions of veterans, the challenges they face post-deployment, including a high suicide rate, and their potential as successful entrepreneurs. The podcast highlights the essential role of protection dogs in ensuring home safety, referencing an episode where a protection dog prevented a child abduction. It concludes with practical advice on self-protection and the responsibility individuals should take for their safety.

    01:33 Erick's Journey to the Armed Forces

    04:54 Erick's Early Military Life and Training

    07:42 First Deployment and Experiences in Iraq

    11:09 Reflections on War and Personal Experiences

    14:09 The Reality of War and Its Impact

    17:36 First Mission and Encountering Death

    20:42 The Human Side of War

    23:52 The Story of Johnny Walker, Iraqi Interrogator

    33:37 Reflecting on the Iraq Experience

    33:56 Comparing Wars: Iraq vs Afghanistan

    34:51 Understanding the Complexities of Urban Warfare

    35:58 The Unpredictability of Enemy Identification

    36:57 The Intricacies of Afghanistan's Political Landscape

    39:04 The Impact of Afghanistan's Geographical Diversity

    39:53 The Role of Narcotics in Afghanistan's Economy

    40:26 The Challenges of Combatting Opium Production

    41:26 The Seasonality of War in Afghanistan

    42:07 The Reality of Urban Warfare

    50:09 The Impact of Losing a Comrade

    01:02:25 Transitioning to Canine Training

    01:04:25 The Role of Canines in Combat

    01:08:45 The Challenges and Rewards of Canine Handling

    01:11:31 Experiencing the Harsh Realities of Mountain Warfare

    01:12:32 The Struggles Veterans Face After Service

    01:13:43 Transitioning from Military to Entrepreneurship

    01:14:30 The Impact of Military Service on Mental Health

    01:16:06 The Role of Military in Preventing Terrorism

    01:18:47 The Challenges Veterans Face in the Corporate World

    01:30:30 The Importance of Guard Dogs in Personal Security

    01:31:44 Choosing the Right Breed for a Guard Dog

    01:37:56 The Role of Guard Dogs in Preventing Kidnapping

    01:43:03 Tips for Enhancing Personal Security

    • 1 hr 53 min
    11 - Bob Menery (Comedian)

    11 - Bob Menery (Comedian)

    Art, Tornado Chasing, and Gambling: A Diverse Discussion

    In this conversation, Avery Andon and his guest Bob Menery check out Miami Art Basel and discuss their experiences with art and the commercialization of art fairs, revealing insider insights about the art world. In particular, they rate the Miami Art Basel and Basel, Switzerland, experiences. They also discuss their interactions with celebrities in the art scene, notably the Kardashians. Beyond art, the conversation touches on storm chasing, with a recount of an experience chasing a tornado in the U.S. The discussion ends on the topic of gambling, with one speaker sharing their plans to build an international casino. The experiences and insights shared provide an intriguing look into the distinctive lifestyles of the speakers.

    00:00 Introduction to Miami Art Basel
    00:42 Exploring Different Art Fairs
    01:20 Inside the Art Business: Dealing with Celebrities
    04:10 The Art of Negotiation in High-End Art Deals
    04:46 The Intricacies of the Art Market
    05:13 The Role of Galleries in the Art World
    06:05 The Influence of Renowned Art Dealers
    07:39 The Evolution and State of Contemporary Art
    12:02 The Art of Voice Imitation and Broadcasting
    13:15 The Thrill of Gambling and Casino Stories
    14:22 The Art of Travel and the Luxury of Private Jets
    24:11 Contemplating Death and Extreme Experiences
    24:40 Fascination with Tornadoes
    25:03 Meeting the Storm Chaser
    25:46 The Tornado Chasing Vehicle
    26:03 Inside the Tornado
    26:09 Communicating with the Storm Chaser
    26:58 First Tornado Chase
    27:41 The Fear and Excitement
    28:10 The Aftermath of the Tornado
    29:01 The Second Tornado Chase
    29:42 The Tornado Chasing Experience
    30:52 The Dangers of Tornado Chasing
    31:48 The Thrill of Tornado Chasing
    35:35 The Impact of Tornadoes
    37:52 The Great White Sharks
    42:17 The Hunting Experience
    44:03 The Gambling World
    44:48 Conclusion

    • 47 min
    10 - Libbie Mugrabi (Collector / Clothing Designer)

    10 - Libbie Mugrabi (Collector / Clothing Designer)

    Avery Andon sits down with NYC Socialite and Art World Impresario Libbie Mugrabi. 

    Libbie discusses the launch of her new clothing and life-style brand LIBBIE and gives insider tips she learned from The Mugrabi family  on collecting art at the highest level, including the inside scoop on artists she is investing in right now including Kenny Scharf and Tracy Emin! 

    This was the first episode Avery recorded live at ArtLife's Studio since the start of the Quarantine and the energy and fun is apparent! 

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    • 54 min
    09 - Brandon Boyd (Lead Singer INCUBUS / Artist)

    09 - Brandon Boyd (Lead Singer INCUBUS / Artist)

    ArtLife host Avery Andon caught up with iconic Singer / Songwriter and Painter Brandon Boyd, the lead singer for rock band INCUBUS along with tastemaker and marketing impresario Nicky Ade. The conversation took place in June in the heart of the first lockdown and covers a wide range of topics from the state of the Music Industry in the state of the pandemic, to Brandon's own original art and some of the blessings and curses of crossing into art as a famous Musician. Captivating and short episode for music and art lovers alike! 

    • 38 min
    08 - Brian Clarke (Executor of Francis Bacon & Zaha Hadid's Estates)

    08 - Brian Clarke (Executor of Francis Bacon & Zaha Hadid's Estates)

    Iconic Artist and Art Industry insider Brian Clarke chats with Avery to discuss his favorite artists, the state of the art market during COVID and shares incredible stories about his life of friendship with Francis Bacon and Zaha Hadid, and the task of being Executor to both of their prominent estates. An insightful conversation for art lovers! 

    • 51 min
    07 - Marquis "RETNA" Lewis (Street Artist)

    07 - Marquis "RETNA" Lewis (Street Artist)

    Avery Andon catches up with iconic Street Artist and Raconteur Marquis "RETNA" Lewis for a deep dive into the street art world, Los Angeles during the pandemic and colorful thoughts on various contemporary artists. One of the only long form interviews RETNA has done in years! 

    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

lcd2014 ,

Love this podcast

Great insightful conversations and amazing guests from the art world and beyond.

JakubAdamo ,

Rags to Richie NFT

Talk about art coming to the digital world and the world of crypto.

World traveler.... ,

Slow down the banter!

It is good to let your guest finish a sentence.

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