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A Piece of Work
A Piece of Work
WNYC Studios

A Piece of Work is everything you want to know about modern and contemporary art but were afraid to ask. Hosted by... more

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Episodes

The Writing on the Wall

There are new paintings and drawings by Sol LeWitt being made all the time -- even though the artist died... more

09 Aug 2017 · 21 minutes
Questlove Hearts Emojis

Emojis, video games, even the humble “@” symbol -- all these staples of digital life have been as carefully designed... more

07 Aug 2017 · 20 minutes
Andy Warhol’s Art of Self-Promotion

Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” has got to be one of the most famous images of the 20th century. But... more

02 Aug 2017 · 22 minutes
You’ve Got to Watch This!

Way before viral videos, since the invention of the medium in the 1960s, artists have made video to critique the... more

31 Jul 2017 · 22 minutes
If It’s Got Naked People, RuPaul Is In

A dozen dancers rolling around in their underwear, rubbing raw chickens and fish on each other. No, it’s not some... more

26 Jul 2017 · 26 minutes
Minimalism to the Max

Some artworks seem crazy simple -- like a stack of metal boxes or a group of white paintings. Minimalism rejected... more

24 Jul 2017 · 16 minutes
Samantha Irby Gets High on Light

Abbi brings her friend the hilarious essayist Samantha Irby to MoMA PS1 to see one of the trippiest works they’ve... more

19 Jul 2017 · 19 minutes
How Questlove Learned to Love Silence

Ahmir Thompson (a.k.a. Questlove of The Roots) is a very busy dude. He was feeling stretched thin, until he discovered... more

17 Jul 2017 · 23 minutes
Tavi Gevinson Wonders When It’s Done

When you look at abstract art, what are you supposed to see among all those splatters and blobs? Abbi sorts... more

12 Jul 2017 · 14 minutes
Hannibal Buress Really Wants to Touch the Art

Does art have to be beautiful, or can everyday stuff be made into art too? Abbi Jacobson brings her friend comedian... more

10 Jul 2017 · 18 minutes
A Piece of Work
The Writing on the Wall
A Piece of Work