For centuries sculpture and painting were the bedrock of art. These days there's a lot more happening -- digital art, large installations, performance art -- the possibilities are endless. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, pushing back the boundaries of art.
Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing are "The Art Guys" -- conceptual artists with a healthy dose of Dada and Fool. They tell Steve Paulson about some of their works, including "Suits" which involves leasing advertising space on their designer grey flannels; and "A Ton of Beautiful Women" which...well, you can guess. They also talk about the nature of art and the role of commercialism in today's art scene.SEGMENT 2:
Roger Manley is a curator and photographer and (with Mark Sloan) co-author of "Self-Made Worlds: Visionary Folk Art Environments." He tells Jim Fleming about the people - generally self-taught and usually eccentric - who create outsider art, and describes some of their work.SEGMENT 3:
Art historian Cynthia Saltzman tells Judith Strasser how a particular canvas by Vincent Van Gogh came to be the costliest painting ever auctioned at Christie's. Saltzman's book is "Portrait of Dr. Gachet: The Story of a Van Gogh Masterpiece." Also, historian John Brewer talks with Steve Paulson about the adoption of the fine arts by the 18th century English middle class. Brewer teaches at the European Institute University in Florence and is the author of "The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century."Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 98-05-31-C.
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