The Madness of Art: My Cousin Billy – Season 4 Episode 11

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Deep in the heart of Chelsea, New York’s jam-packed gallery district, one man captures the pandemonium of the art world…

The Madness of Art is a web series that traces the chaotic life of an art dealer living and working in Manhattan.

Accompanied by his trusted staff and based on 25 years of art world experience, gallery owner Jim Kempner writes, directs, and stars in this satirical comedy, produced by artist Charlie Hewitt, that answers the question, “What’s so funny about the art world?”

The short episodes are often based on actual events, giving the viewer a glimpse of just how hectic life in the New York art world can really be.

The satirical show includes special guest appearances by numerous contemporary artists including Robert Indiana, Bernar Venet, Tony Fitzpatrick, and more. Now in its fourth season, and with a fifth coming out in September, if you haven’t been watching, we suggest you hop on the bandwagon now.

Episode 11 of Season 4 opens with an intern dusting a Buddha-shaped bookcase and closes with Jim loosing $10,000.

In a last-ditch effort to get a buyer to pay up, Jim calls his burly cousin Billy to help out. In a series of misunderstandings, Jim is left to deal with a lying cousin, an unhappy client, a sneaky police man, and a towed car.

You’re bound to end up laughing at Jim’s mishaps or cringing at the absurd incidents dotted throughout his daily life.

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