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Steve Martin, Stella, Fairey & Serrano on Colbert Report

by Hrag Vartanian on December 9, 2010

I can’t remember the last time so many bold faced art names were on mainstream television. Last night, Stephen Colbert tried to convince well-known art collector Steve Martin to buy his René Magritte-like portrait but it wasn’t an easy sell. Colbert soon marched on some major artists to make it more enticing. As he said, Stella declared it art, Fairey recontextualized it, Serrano added controversy, and Colbert even added Martin’s image but still no sale. The segment is a funny and clever way to introduce some artists to a mass audience that may not be familiar with their work. For that, Colbert gets an A++.

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Exclusive – Steve Martin Extended Segment
www.colbertnation.com

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hat tip Henry C

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