Next, we look at German painter
and ask, as a recent story did: Should his misogyny affect our appreciation of his work
? In 2013, the artist remarked that “women don’t paint very well
,” setting off a firestorm of critique but, for many at least, not diminishing the artist’s place in the art-historical canon. So how do we square an artist’s biography and beliefs with their work? Can the two be separated? What context about an artist’s political and personal life needs to be provided to the average museum-goer?
This podcast is hosted by Artsy Editorial Associate Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Deputy Editor Alexander Forbes and Senior Editor Tess Thackara. It was produced by Joe Sykes with assistance from Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.
Intro Music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free
Cover image by Daniel Dorsa for Artsy.