Kenny Schachter (QuarARTine special episode)

Russell & Robert meet Kenny Schachter for Talk Art's Season 6 Finale... and what better way to close this special quarantine season than with art world ROYALTY!!!! Kenny is truly a polymath - dealer, artist, writer, collector, curator, lecturer and all-round LEGEND!!! We admire his deep love of art, the way he champions artists but also how he speaks truth to power, never afraid to call out bad behaviour or corruption.

For this feature-length episode, we discuss Kenny's lifelong passion for art, his provocative column for Artnet and his favourite artists including Paul Thek, Tracey Emin, Robert Gober and hosting early exhibitions of now-leading artists including Katherine Bernhardt, Joe Bradley, Wade Guyton, Cecily Brown, Kembra Pfahler and many more! We explore teaching at School of Visual Arts in NY, his recent exhibition of Eva Beresin's paintings (a great artist he met via Instagram), 30 years of collecting art, his Hoarder sale at Sotheby's in December 2019 and numerous art world controversies (and punch-ups) including the most recent fraud scandal involving Inigo Philbrick.

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