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This week: Documentary filmmaker Pieter Van Huystee talks about his new film Hieronymus Bosch, Touched By The Devil. The film follows a team of art historians as they try to bring Bosch's 16th-century masterpieces back to the painter's hometown in The Netherlands for an exhibition on the 500th anniversary of his death.
This week we examine the roots of color photography. It's a history in which artists, popular magazines, advertisers, and film companies all play major roles in making color photography the ubiquitous medium it is today.
Jonathon Keats is an artist and experimental philosopher. In his book, Forged, he makes the case for why forgers are the greatest artists of our age. In his book, he looks at the history of art forgery, and tells the stories of six incredible and ambitious forgers who conned art experts, Nazi officials and entire nations into believing in their fake wares. Jonathon argues that a well perpetrated forgery forces all of us to to question our ideas about authenticity, authority and belief. This is something that most legitimate artwork fails to achieve.
For the several years photographer Daniel Cronin attended The Gathering of the Juggalos, an annual festival for die-hard fans of the horrorcore rap group The Insane Clown Posse. In his photographs, Daniel depicts Juggalos of every stripe, likening his approach to that of early 20th century German photographer August Sander who made egalitarian portraits of his countrymen. These photographs have been published in a book by Prestel, and I spoke with Daniel over the phone from Portland about his experiences at Gathering, misconceptions about Juggalo culture and some of his other projects.
Matt Jones is an artist working in Brooklyn NY. His paintings and drawings are deeply influenced by the big mysteries of the universe --- from string theory and outer space to ghosts, spirits and the paranormal.

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