The Art Angle

A weekly podcast that brings the biggest stories in the art world down to earth. Go inside the newsroom of the art industry's most-read media outlet, artnet News, for an in-depth view of what matters most in museums, the market, and much more. 

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Why Art Biennial Superstars Exist in a Parallel...
40 min
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How Kennedy Yanko Welded Her Way to Art Stardom
36 min
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How Documenta Became the World’s Most Controver...
34 min
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The Scandalous Rise and Fall of Art Dealer Inig...
33 min
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How Artificial Intelligence Could Completely Tr...
42 min
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Want to Wear a Basquiat? Inside the Big Busines...
38 min
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Nari Ward on How to Make a True Portrait of New...
38 min
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The Secret Codes of World-Class Art Auctions, D...
33 min
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Is the Venice Biennale Any Good? Here’s What Th...
37 min
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Is Fractional Art Investing the Future of the M...
37 min
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How a Mysterious Whitney Biennial Confronts Our...
34 min
12
The Whole Bored Ape Yacht Club Phenomenon, Expl...
36 min
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Special Preview: Toyin Ojih Odutola on Talk Eas...
20 min
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Cecilia Alemani on Her Venice Biennale for an A...
43 min
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How Afghanistan’s Artists Are Making Their Way ...
51 min
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How the Art World in Ukraine’s Besieged Capital...
30 min
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How to Become a Successful NFT Artist
55 min
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Marina Abramovic on How Her Artistic Method Can...
35 min
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Jennie C. Jones on Why You Should Listen to Her...
33 min
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The Black Art Visionary Who Secretly Built the ...
36 min
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How Lucy Lippard and a Band of Artists Fought U...
39 min
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Art, Lies, and Instagram: How Catfishing ‘Colle...
25 min
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Her Family's Art Was Stolen During World War II...
36 min
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How the Met’s Astonishing Surrealism Show Rewri...
35 min
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How the Artist Pension Trust Became a Gigantic ...
34 min
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6 Predictions on How the Art Industry Will Tran...
30 min
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Re-Air: How NFTs Are Changing the Art Market as...
50 min
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The Most Astounding Archaeology Revelations of ...
28 min
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From Handbags to Hard Cash, How Dealers Woo the...
19 min
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A Gossip Columnist Walks Into a Bar at Art Base...
20 min
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Where Do NFTs Go From Here? An Interview With C...
38 min
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Re-Air: How High-Tech Van Gogh Became the Bigge...
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Introducing the Art Angle
A weekly podcast that brings the biggest stories in the art world down to earth. Go inside the newsroom of the art industry's most-read media outlet, artnet News, for an in-depth view of what matters most in museums, the market, and much more. 
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How an Art Collective Brings Artworks From the ...
27 min
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How the CryptoPunk OGs Lit the Fuse for the NFT...
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How a Fiery Breakup Sparked the Biggest Art Auc...
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Why Horror Movies Keep Haunting the Art World
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Judy Chicago on How to Build a Lasting Art Career
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5 Technologies That Will Transform the Art Worl...
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Elusive Artist Ryoji Ikeda Wants You to Bask in...
33 min
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How Art Basel Did (and Didn't) Change After a T...
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Writer Roxane Gay on What Art Can Teach Us Abou...
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Keltie Ferris and Peter Halley on the Mysteriou...
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How Facebook and the Helsinki Biennial Share a ...
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Artists in Residence at the World Trade Center ...
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Genesis Tramaine on How Faith Inspires Her Art
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The Bitter Battle Over Bob Ross's Empire of Joy
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How Monaco and Accra Are Spinning the Art World...
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How Britney Spears's Image Inspired Millennial ...
35 min
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How the Medicis Became Art History's First Infl...
32 min
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How Two Painters Helped Spark the Modern Conser...
33 min
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The Hunter Biden Art Controversy, Explained
37 min
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Legendary Auctioneer Simon de Pury on Monaco, H...
40 min
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18-Year-Old NFT Star Fewocious on How Art Saved...
Last month, a new name entered the art discussion when a suite of five digital artworks sold in a special sale at Christie's auction house in New York for $2.1 million. And it's a name you might not expect: Fewocious. That's the nom de art of Victor...
39 min
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The Art Angle Podcast (Re-Air): How Photographe...
The Art Angle team is taking this week off, but we'll be back July 9 with a new episode. In the meantime, here's one of our favorite recent episodes, featuring photographer Dawoud Bey on the occasion of his retrospective, "An American Project," on...
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Tyler Mitchell and Helen Molesworth on Why Grea...
Today one of the swiftest rising stars in the art world is a 26-year-old wunderkind photographer who is equally comfortable shooting heads of state for magazine profiles as he is putting together shows for the gallery context. Of course, we’re...
34 min
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How High-Tech Van Gogh Became the Biggest Art P...
Unless you are living under a particularly out of touch rock, you’ve probably heard of the immersive Van Gogh craze that is currently sweeping the globe.  In a sign of our strange times, the nineteenth century Dutch painter best-known for the...
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How Much Money Do Art Dealers Actually Make?
We’ve all seen the movie with the glamorous art dealer, maybe a villain who lives in a cutting edge palatial home, drives an impressive car and speaks with an impressive accent. That pretty much is the image of the art dealer in the popular...
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling (Re-Air): How Coll...
We wanted to make sure you had a chance to check out a very special new podcast miniseries we’ve rolled out. It’s called Shattering the Glass Ceiling, and its dedicated to spotlighting boundary-breaking women in the art world and beyond who have...
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling (Re-Air): Curator ...
For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been running a little experiment here at the Art Angle—namely our first-ever breakout mini-series, called Shattering the Glass Ceiling, dedicated to remarkable women in the art world who have succeeded in...
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What Does the Sci-Fi Art Fair of the Future Loo...
It’s a cliche to say that going to greater China is a bit like visiting the future, where technology is threaded into every aspect of daily life in ways that are both wondrous and scarily dystopian. But it’s totally true! And it was certainly the...
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How Kenny Schachter Became an NFT Evangelist Ov...
As much of the art world is beginning to rebound from the pandemic, the art market got a major shot in the arm itself: in little more than a week, New York’s big three auction houses held a spate of absolutely , bringing in a cumulative $1.3 billion...
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How Breonna Taylor's Life Inspired an Unforgett...
Right now, there's an , that is gaining international attention for a tragic reason. That’s because the show, titled “Promise, Witness, Remembrance,” is of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman who was killed by police during a raid of...
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Art Dealer Marian...
In the final installment of our mini-series Shattering the Glass Ceiling, Artnet News's art and design editor Noor Brara spoke with pioneering gallerist Mariane Ibrahim, founder of her eponymous gallery. Ibrahim opened her first outpost in Seattle,...
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'Art Detective' Katya Kazakina on How She Lands...
The biggest story at Artnet HQ this week is not, as you might imagine, the opening of the first IRL art fair in more than a year, it's the launch of Artnet News Pro! After being in the works for literally years, we have unveiled a very exciting new...
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Curator and Autho...
In the third episode of the Art Angle's podcast miniseries "Shattering the Glass Ceiling," Artnet News's London editor Naomi Rea spoke to curator and author Legacy Russell.  Russell is currently serving as the associate curator of exhibitions at...
31 min
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How Frieze Managed to Put Together the First Ar...
You know the scene at the end of Bong Joon-ho's 2013 film Snowpiercer where they leave the hellish bullet train and see that the frozen Tundra is starting to melt and nature is coming back to life? That kind of gives you the sense of...
29 min
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Art Collector and...
The second installment of this four-part podcast miniseries features Artnet News senior writer Sarah Cascone's interview with art collector and media executive Catherine Levene. Levene's 25-year career runs the breadth of the media space, beginning at...
30 min
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Curator Lauren Ha...
Welcome to Shattering the Glass Ceiling, a podcast from the team at the Art Angle where we speak to boundary-breaking women in the art world and beyond about how art has shaped their lives and careers. In the first episode of this four-part podcast...
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The Art Angle Presents: Shattering the Glass Ce...
As we begin to emerge into the new realities of 2021, the challenges of the past year have made vividly clear the importance of having leaders in all areas of society who reflect the true diversity of modern life. Women, in particular, have stepped...
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How Photographer Dawoud Bey Makes Black America...
This month, the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd has brought the racial justice protests of the last summer viscerally back into the public consciousness, reigniting conversations in the...
56 min
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KAWS Is the World's Most Popular Artist. Why?
Art shows are a thing again! At least in New York, at least for now, and at least in the socially distanced way that we've come to see as normal. But it's really great news for the art museum-going crowd. And it's even better news that some of the...
39 min
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How the Pandemic Totally Changed the Art Market
Amazingly enough, it's now the spring of 2021. That means the weather is warming, the grass is greening, and the little buds are drinking in the cool rain. But more to the point, it means that we've made it through the terrible pandemic winter and are...
35 min
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How NFTs Are Changing the Art Market as We Know It
As we all now know, NFTs are the talk of the art world these days—they're everywhere. It's gotten to the point where you can't have a simple conversation with someone without them bringing up NFTs, or trying to turn the conversation in that...
49 min
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Lorraine O'Grady on the Social Castes of the Ar...
This month, as the world limps its way toward spring and, hopefully, a gradual return of normality, the Brooklyn Museum has opened a show called “Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And” that provides valuable fodder for thought in the year ahead. As the...
33 min
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Re-Air: Why Artist Trevor Paglen Is Doing Every...
In fall 2019, a new app called  was introduced to the world with what seemed like a simple, fun premise: snap a selfie, upload it to a database, and wait a few seconds for to tell you what type of person you are. Maybe a "teacher," maybe a...
36 min
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What Will Be the Fate of the Benin Bronzes?
The  is one of the bloodier, more shameful chapters in the history of the Western world’s "encyclopedic" museums. Looted from the Kingdom of Benin in 1897 by the British in a punitive raid whose indiscriminate slaughter and wanton cruelty...
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The Haunting History of the Benin Bronzes
For decades, one of the most urgent moral debates in the museum world has revolved around restitution, with art institutions around the world facing demands that masterworks in their collections be returned, either to countries like Greece and Italy...
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The Surprising Lessons of FDR’s New Deal Art P...
Shockingly enough, we are now coming up on the one year anniversary of the lockdown of the United States. At this point last year, a creeping dread had begun to blanket the globe. And then in March it happened: COVID hit the East Coast and fanned out...
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5 Steamy, Whirlwind Romances That Changed Art H...
In case you’ve forgotten—in which case, shame on you!—Valentine’s Day is right around the corner again, and we here at the Art Angle are all atwitter.We just love love, particularly when it comes to art history, which is about as full of...
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Kickstarter Founder Perry Chen on Art in the Ag...
It’s no secret that today we live in a world of dizzying, gobsmacking, and ever-intensifying complexity. Everything from the computers we carry in our pockets to the vaccines fighting the pandemic to the global networks that underpin our economies...
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MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli on Design for the ...
Right now, one of the most talked-about issues at hand for members of the international workforce is: what comes next? For those of us fortunate enough to work from home, will we persist in our pajama-wearing state forever? When, and how, will we ever...
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Artist Daniel Arsham on How He Built a Creative...
When he was just 12 years old,  had a near-death experience. Living in Florida with his parents, Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, careening across the coastal state and taking with it Arsham's family house—ripping the roof off, tearing the...
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8 Predictions on How the Art World Will Shift i...
No one could have foreseen the giant boomerang of a year that was 2020. With its trifecta of health, financial, and social crises, it could not have been predicted by even the most studied of sages. No, not even Artnet News's resident forecaster, art...
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Can Art Help End the Era of Mass Incarceration?
Right now, more than 2 million people are living behind bars in prisons across America. California's San Quentin Prison is currently at 117 percent capacity. And with the coronavirus pandemic running rampant, many prisoners are in immediate danger....
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Re-air: The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl on Hi...
Re-air: The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl on His Adventures in Life as an Accidental Art Critic
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The Art Angle Presents: A Star-Studded Art Hist...
What happens when you pair three-to-six year-old children with esteemed art-world figures to play an art-historical guessing game? For our final episode of 2020, we decided to find out. We invited three of the most respected cultural leaders in the...
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Jeffrey Deitch on How to Succeed in the Art Ind...
Jeffrey Deitch is that rare type of creative who has a keen understanding of business: he holds an undergraduate degree in art history from Wesleyan University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Further blurring boundaries, he launched his...
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I Survived Zombie Art Basel Miami Beach
Every December for the better part of the past two decades, a throng of well-heeled dealers, collectors, artists, celebrities, publicists, and lookie loos descend on a small stretch of Miami Beach coastline for a final year’s-end bacchanal. Art...
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Why Awol Erizku Is So Much More Than Just Beyon...
The journey to becoming one of the most acclaimed photographers of his generation—at the tender age of 32—wasn't exactly a straight line for Awol Erizku. Born in Ethiopia and raised in the Bronx, Erizku's early interest in art didn't crystallize...
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Re-air: The Rise and Fall of Anne Geddes, Queen...
The Art Angle team is taking this week off for Thanksgiving, but we thought we'd share one of our favorite episodes from the past year to see you through this unconventional holiday weekend.  Picture this: a doughy, apple-cheeked infant nestled...
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Why New York’s Art Scene Will Reign Supreme Pos...
The news cycle for the past seven months has been dominated by staggering data points that seek to quantify the scope of the pandemic's effects on the United States and beyond. Within the art world, statistics detailing layoffs and furloughs, museums...
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How Does the Art World Feel About Joe Biden’s V...
Well, it finally happened. Former vice president Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, have won the United States . They ran on the promise of a return to democracy and decency—as well as a repudiation of the past four years under Donald...
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How Pepe the Frog Explains America's Toxic Poli...
When San Francisco-based artist Matt Furie created a zine in 2005 featuring a rag-tag group of immature adolescent animals, including a heavy-lidded frog named Pepe, he had no idea that his humble drawing would become a flashpoint for roiling cultural...
29 min
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Ed Ruscha and Jimmy Iovine on How Art Can End t...
Ed Ruscha and Jimmy Iovine on How Art Can End the Trump Era
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How Frida Kahlo Can Change Your Life (for Bette...
Frida Kahlo is, by every metric, one of the most famous artists in the world. Recently the priciest Latinx painter at auction, she has also been the subject of solo shows at prestigious institutions around the world, and she continues to be a...
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The Painter and the Poet: A Tragic Love Story
Through October 24, Galerie Lelong in New York is presenting "," a striking show of paintings by the late artist Ficre Ghebreyesus that opens a portal to his hugely complex, visually stunning, and tragically short life. At age 16, Ghebreyesus...
33 min
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Could TikTok Save a Broken Art World?
For many emerging artists, social media platforms have become an indispensable platform for jumpstarting their careers. But years after Instagram sparked its first zeitgeist-shaping visual trends, a different set of creatives has begun finding their...
24 min
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What New York's Art World Looks Like Post-Lockdown
To call the mood of this past spring in the New York art world "apocalyptic" would hardly be an exaggeration. Although it was on March 22 that the rapid spread of COVID-19 pushed governor Andrew Cuomo to order the closure of all non-essential...
31 min
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How a Powerhouse Hollywood Agency Is Turning Ar...
It used to be that even the biggest, brawniest Hollywood talent agencies restricted their clientele to... well, Hollywood. That meant actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, and not much else. But Tinseltown's 10-percentaries have been playing by a new set...
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