Art Uncovered

Premiere DateDec 24, 2013
00:00 Thomas Intro
04:33 Andrew Shea Interview pt. 1
08:10 Considering the Lateness of the Hour P.G. Six
08:40 Andrew Shea Interview pt. 2
11:05 You Make Me Weak at the Knees Electrelane
12:09 Andrew Shea Interview pt. 3
14:45 Get In Yr Squads Cex
15:09 Andrew Shea Interview pt. 4
17:56 Sprawl Calexico
19:17 Andrew Shea Interview pt. 5
20:56 Trumpets in Summer Kurt Vile
21:41 Andrew Shea Interview pt. 6
23:51 From the Sky, Down Y.A.C.H.T.
24:33 Andrew Shea Interview pt. 7
27:54 Sands of Time Lungfish
30:07 Andrew Shea Interview pt. 8
33:57 The Stakeout (feat. W. Giacchi) Sun Araw
36:13 Finish
Art Uncovered – Encore – Originally Aired June 12th 2012
Portrait of Wally, Egon Schiele, 1912

This week on Art Uncovered I’m joined by Andrew Shea. He’s the director of a new film called POW: Portrait of Wally. The film tells the story of one family’s efforts to recover a 1912 work by Egon Schiele, Portrait of Wally, that was stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

Unfolding like a legal thriller, the film traces the painting from it’s theft in 1939 to it’s resurfacing in Austria after the war and its shady acquisition by Scheile-obsessed collector Rudolph Leopold. The search for the painting comes to a head in 1997 when an heir of the painting’s rightful owner, Lea Bondi, sees Portrait of Wally on the wall at the Museum of Modern Art as part of an exhibition featuring Mr. Leopold’s collection. What follows is a 13 year legal battle between the Bondi family, the Leopold Collection and the Museum of Modern Art.

On this week’s show Andrew Shea walks me through the twists and turns of the stolen Scheile painting, how it came to the Leopold collection, why MoMA fought so hard against the Bondi family, and how the case has impacted the ways that museums can be held accountable for exhibiting stolen art.

HOST Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…