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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

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    • 4.5 • 684 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.

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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
    Episode 3: The Collector

    Episode 3: The Collector

    1942. Midtown. Peggy Guggenheim arrives, opens a gallery and gives hungry artists hope.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 4: Jackson Pollock Inc.

    Episode 4: Jackson Pollock Inc.

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

    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Episode 6: A Phoenix From the Ashes

    Pushkin+ Early Listen: Episode 6: A Phoenix From the Ashes

    You can hear this episode for free starting Friday, June 21st. To learn more about Pushkin+ offerings, like ad-free episodes, exclusive content, and early access, visit pushkin.fm or the show page on Apple.

    1956. New York City. After Pollock’s death, Krasner balances her new role as executor of his estate and her ambitions to continue making art.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
684 Ratings

684 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!❤️

manayunk wall ,

advertisements generator will a little content thrown in

This is good stuff (Jackson Pollock episodes) but come on Pushkin, this is an advertisment generator. This only exists to push ads not a story. And don't give me "we need to make money" this is greed. Example epidsode 4 of Jackson Pollock, in the first 8 minutes there is 2 minutes of ads then 3 minutes 30 seconds of content then 2 minutes 30 seconds of ads!

liberalcatmom ,

Great content, a ton of commercials

Wow, there are a lot.

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