17 episodes

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 • 705 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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    • 28 min
    Episode 5: The Kiss of Death

    Episode 5: The Kiss of Death

    1955. Upper West Side. Jackson Pollock seeks help from a psychotherapist practicing controversial methods.
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    • 22 min
    Episode 6: A Phoenix From the Ashes

    Episode 6: A Phoenix From the Ashes

    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.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
705 Ratings

705 Ratings

MyShaggyDogs ,

Excellent storytelling

Brings her life and times and places alive. I’m captivated. A gem to share 💎

CooganNYC ,

Editing is your friend

Interesting, memorable core story (Pollock's career is thanks to the infinitely more talented Lee Krasner, overlooked by the art world even to this day-as many women artists were and still are- and thank you Katy Hessel for focusing on them!) but these 6 episodes are weighed down by over telling, a few bits have terrible writing, overly long previews, recapping and generally over extended fake drama. Addition of ads is understandable if you want financial backing but that also adds more dross to wade through. Would like to hear tight, edited down versions, whittled down to 4 max, making it easier to share with young family members and friends who'd benefit from great art/artist history lessons.

Lili in LA ,

Good but so many ads

I like this series but gosh there are a lot of ads.

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