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The Artsy Podcast, No. 57: What Happens When Art Meets Craigslist

Artsy Editorial
Nov 23, 2017 12:49AM

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Craigslist has proven to be a blessing for a generation of artists, a seemingly bottomless well of eccentricity. Artists have used it to cast projects, as a source for serial photography books, even as a way to sell sculptural works masquerading as used furniture. On this episode, we’re joined by artist Sophie Barbasch, who has used the site to pose intimate questions to a sea of strangers.

Artsy Editorial

This podcast is hosted by Artsy Associate Editor Abigail Cain, joined for this edition by Deputy Editor Scott Indrisek and artist Sophie Barbasch. It was produced by Abigail Cain.

Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free

Cover image: Kenneth Tam, still from The compression is not subservient to the explosion; it gives it increased force, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

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