Rewind: Damien Hirst, Sigmar Polke, Moby, Takashi Murakami from Artnet’s Video Archives

Check out these classic interviews.

My Eye: Thomas Hoving Reviews Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese

In honor of Artnet’s 25th anniversary, we’ve dug through our video archives and found some pearls. We have Thomas Hoving, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dispensing with wisdom before masterworks by Titian and Tintoretto. We have critics Blake Gopnik and Christian Viveros-Fauné touring the Sigmar Polke show at MoMA for their Strictly Critical series. And we have one of our favorite episodes from our art sitcom, “The Madness of Art.” See below for some of the best videos we’ve put out there over the years.

For the series, “My Eye,” starring the late Thomas Hoving, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, takes viewers on virtual tours of art exhibitions reviewing the work as he goes. Trust us, you’ll be delighted by his passion, spunk, and wit—he will literally have you laughing out loud about (mostly dead) artists. The improvised clips include Hoving discussing Damien Hirst’s diamond encrusted skull, the 2008 Alexander Calder exhibition at the Whitney Museum, and Hoving’s love of Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese.

My Eye: Thomas Hoving Discusses New York’s Fanciest Hookers

My Eye: Thomas Hoving Goes To the Winter Antiques show at the Armory in NYC

Strictly Critical: Sigmar Polke

Strictly Critical” series stars art critics Christian Viveros-Fauné and Blake Gopnik. Launched with the new artnet News site, the duo travel to some of the most noteworthy museum and gallery shows and discuss art together, and sometimes cover a single work for an entire hour. Episodes include Viveros-Fauné and Gopnik shopping at Frieze New York, visiting Roxy Paine’s solo show at Marianne Boesky, and touring Sigmar Polke’s most recent show at MoMA.

The Madness of Art: Candy in the Corner

In the series “The Madness of Art,” which was first shown on artnet in 2010, art dealer Jim Kempner, who has an eponymous gallery space in Chelsea, played himself. The hilarious series is a kind of scripted sitcom, in which Kempner gets into all sorts of tricky situations: he has a verbal argument with a 13-year-old boy about Postmodern art, tries to stage a solo show of Yoko Ono’s work at the gallery, and suffers trials and tribulations while attempting to sell Félix González-Torres’s work “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) (1991)—a pile of candy that visitors are allowed to take from—to a hedge fund honcho.

Instagram Interview: Moby

The newly introduced Instagram interview series, which consists of artists answering mostly silly questions albeit surprisingly, was conceived by artnet News in 2014. There have been several interviews thus far featuring a diverse array of artists including Moby (above), Takashi Murakami, and José Parlá.

See Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and John Richardson Discuss Gagosian’s Picasso Show

As part of artnet News’s ongoing video interview series related to current art exhibitions, on the eve of the opening of “Picasso & Camera,” one of the most anticipated shows of the fall 2014 season, artnet News sat down with Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, the artist’s grandson and Museo Picasso Malaga founder, and art historian John Richardson.

Artnet TV by Nicole David – Hank Willis Thomas

In 2009, Artnet TV interviewed a slew of artists including contemporary visual artist, Hank Willis Thomas when he opened his solo show “Pitch Blackness” at Jack Shainman Gallery. The artist who grapples with race, advertising, and pop culture, talks to Artnet about how he was introduced to art, his personal connection with race inequality, and why he employs the mode of advertising as his primary medium.

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