017 - Tom Hück

Tom Hück is an American Print Warlord

http://evilprints.com

@evilprints

  9:00 - Intro

12:30 - Can’t stand not working

14:00 - Prince’s death making work more urgent

17:00 - Getting into an online fight over John Singer Sargent

18:30 - Kelley Walker CAM controversy

          - Tom’s article/response

20:10 - Real life rules don’t apply to art

22:00 - The fucking banana duct-taped to the wall

24:40 - “I like athleticism in art.”

26:00 - On Banksy

28:15 - The art world sucks

30:00 - Great art is a marriage of concept & technique

32:30 - Traveling as a youth and seeing art

36:15 - Looking for porn and finding the Tower of London

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40:00 - Growing up in Potosi, Missouri

43:00 - Taking college art classes in high school

48:30 - Finding his style & content

52:00 - Making woodcut prints about his hometown

52:30 - Driving around and selling his work to a museum

53:30 - Story about receiving negative feedback at 12 years old

58:00 - Getting revenge 9 years later

1:03:15 - You can find something good in every shitty piece of art

1:06:15 - Build your life around the art, not the other way around

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1:07:30 - Landfall Press

1:11:45 - Teaching

1:12:30 - First commercial gig working on The Roots “Phrenology”

1:15:00 - Figuring out what to charge

1:18:00 - Speed & whiskey

1:23:00 - Influencing the printmaking world

1:26:00 - The Outlaw Printmakers

1:31:30 - Viewing art in person

1:33:30 - Art is hard to make

1:35:00 - Van Gogh’s suicide

1:40:00 - Catching Tom’s NYC Electric Baloneyland show in 2017

1:45:30 - Archive of work coming out

1:46:30 - Making more affordable work

1:52:00 - Grafik House

1:58:00 - Living in/near Potosi now

2:03:00 - Outro

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