Supreme artist of the omniverse Chris Woods joins the crew to talk about murderabilia, Honore Fragonard’s flayed dancing babies, art as torture, Theodore Gericault’s severed heads, huge turd catastrophes, and macabre artists like Goya, Fuselli, HR Giger and Beksinski. Plus – was Jack the Ripper established artist Walter Sickert?
CORRECTION: Toren stated that Zdzisław Beksiński was shot, but here is what actually happened:
On 21 February 2005, Zdzisław Beksiński was found dead in his flat in Warsaw with 17 stab wounds on his body; two of the wounds were determined to have been fatal. Robert Kupiec (the teenage son of his longtime caretaker), who later pleaded guilty, and a friend were arrested shortly after the crime. On 9 November 2006 Robert Kupiec was condemned to 25 years in prison, and his accomplice, Łukasz Kupiec, to 5 years by the court of Warsaw. Before his death, Beksiński refused a small loan to Robert Kupiec (a few hundred złoty approximately $100).
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