No. 325: Wayne Thiebaud (part two), on Jack Whitten

Episode No. 325 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Wayne Thiebaud and curator and museum director Kathryn Kanjo.

Thiebaud is one of the world’s greatest living painters. The Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis has just opened “Wayne Thiebaud, 1958-1968,” an examination of Thiebaud’s early work and a look at how he developed his signature style and subjects. The exhibition was curated by Rachel Teagle and is on view through May 13. The exhibition’s excellent catalogue was published by the museum in association with University of California Press. Amazon offers it for $43.

Images related to this segment are here.

This is part two of host Tyler Green’s conversation with Thiebaud. Part one aired the week of January 18, 2018 and is available here.

On the second segment, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego director Kathryn Kanjo joins Green to remember Jack Whitten. Whitten died on January 20, 2018. He was 78. Kanjo curated the 2014-15 Whitten retrospective that traveled from MCASD to the Walker Art Center and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Whitten was a guest on The MAN Podcast twice, on Episode No. 98 and on Episode No. 151.

Air date: January 25, 2018.

4 thoughts on “No. 325: Wayne Thiebaud (part two), on Jack Whitten

  1. Very enjoyable conversation. The only small criticism is that there was an excess of reference-checking to other painters of his generation, most of which were not acknowledged by Thiebaud. The implication, accidental I’m sure, was that he is derivative/ appropriates. Not that he let on if there were any ruffled feathers. Great show. Thanks, Tyler.


  2. Love this show, as an artist and an educator of art, it has been an insightful and informative listen, I only discovered the podcast about a month ago and I am very nearly up to date. This says a great deal about how wonderful this show is, Keep doing what you do, I”ll keep listening. Thanks.


  3. Having long-admired Thiebaud’s work, I am heartened to to discover his rigorous intelligence, quiet charm, and humility . Thank you for this invigorating interview, Tyler.


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