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You’ve heard of Jackson Pollock but you may have never heard of Lee Krasner. Krasner was an artist, Pollock’s wife, and the woman who made him famous. She also changed everything about the landscape of modern art. This is a story about love, power, alcoholism and an ill-timed death. Hosted by curator, author, and broadcaster Katy Hessel, this 6-episode series, offers an inside look into two of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and how their vision impacts ours. 

And listen back to season one, where host Helen Molesworth revisits the artist Ana Mendieta’s death and the trial that followed– interrogating both the silence and the protest that have accompanied her story ever since.

Death of an Artist Season 1 is a co-production between Pushkin Industries, Somethin’ Else, and Sony Music Entertainment.

Death of an Artist Season 2 is a co-production between Pushkin Industries and Samizdat Audio.

Death of an Artist Pushkin

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 676 Ratings

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You’ve heard of Jackson Pollock but you may have never heard of Lee Krasner. Krasner was an artist, Pollock’s wife, and the woman who made him famous. She also changed everything about the landscape of modern art. This is a story about love, power, alcoholism and an ill-timed death. Hosted by curator, author, and broadcaster Katy Hessel, this 6-episode series, offers an inside look into two of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and how their vision impacts ours. 

And listen back to season one, where host Helen Molesworth revisits the artist Ana Mendieta’s death and the trial that followed– interrogating both the silence and the protest that have accompanied her story ever since.

Death of an Artist Season 1 is a co-production between Pushkin Industries, Somethin’ Else, and Sony Music Entertainment.

Death of an Artist Season 2 is a co-production between Pushkin Industries and Samizdat Audio.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 1: Crash

    Episode 1: Crash

    1956. Paris. An artist named Lee Krasner learns that her husband is dead.

    The entire season will be available to subscribers starting with episode two, on Friday, May 24th.
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    • 21 min
    Episode 2: Inner Rhythm

    Episode 2: Inner Rhythm

    1936. Brooklyn. A young Lee Krasner leaves home and starts to create a kind of art America has never seen before.
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    • 29 min
    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Episode 3: The Collector

    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Episode 3: The Collector

    You can hear this episode for free starting Friday, May 31st. To learn more about Pushkin+ offerings, like ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and early access, visit pushkin.fm or the show page on Apple.

    1942. Midtown. Peggy Guggenheim arrives, opens a gallery and gives hungry artists hope.

    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Episode 4: Jackson Pollock Inc.

    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Episode 4: Jackson Pollock Inc.

    You can hear this episode for free starting Friday, June 7th. To learn more about Pushkin+ offerings, like ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and early access, visit pushkin.fm or the show page on Apple.

    1945. East Hampton. Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock start a new life in a farmhouse 100 miles east of New York City.

    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Episode 5: The Kiss of Death

    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Episode 5: The Kiss of Death

    You can hear this episode for free starting Friday, June 14th. To learn more about Pushkin+ offerings, like ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and early access, visit pushkin.fm or the show page on Apple.

    1955. Upper West Side. Jackson Pollock seeks help from a psychotherapist practicing controversial methods.

    Death of an Artist Season 2: Krasner and Pollock

    Death of an Artist Season 2: Krasner and Pollock

    On May 17th, Death of an Artist returns with an all new season hosted by Katy Hessel about the woman who made the modern art world: Lee Krasner. 
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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
676 Ratings

676 Ratings

BACNE SPEARS ,

Helen can do no wrong IMO

This podcast is so great ESPECIALLY the ep where Helen goes deep into her feelings about cancel culture. So thoughtful. Long live Ana Mendieta and her work!❤️

full of disguest !!!! ,

She thinks she is better than the listener

She is arrogant and I had to hate listen to this. She had to put politics into a story that should have been a story about what happened the night she died. She wanted to be the story. What a selfish person to make her the story.

yellowjac ,

Excellent podcast ruined by frequent and intrusive ads

A murder mystery set within a substantive analysis of art world dynamics. Be prepared to go for a paid subscription because the frequent, loud, and intrusive ads will annoy the heck out if you and detract from an otherwise high quality experience.

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