Stephen Colbert

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The Colbert Report tackles the bankruptcy of Detroit, and the irony that Detroit could possibly sell off Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” mural, which depicts a socialist worker’s utopia.

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The tragic/demented/whatever-it-is story of Cecilia Gimenez has entered a new phases of its pop culture notoriety when last night Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report took on the Spanish restoration “master.”

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Koons was on Colbert last night and his discussion of art came across as pseudo-spiritual at best.

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Stephen Colbert on Art Redux

by Hrag Vartanian on August 26, 2011

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There’s nothing like an entertaining compilation of art-related Stephen Colbert banter to brighten up your pre-hurricane Friday. Enjoy.

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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++. Click thru to watch the segment.

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