In this bonus episode I talk to Helen Molesworth, writer and art curator, about the story of Ana Mendieta, a Cuban-born artist who was just gaining recognition for her genre-bending performance art when she fell 34 stories to her death from an apartment building in New York City. Her husband, Carl Andre, was a famous sculptor who expressed jealousy at the attention his much younger wife was receiving. Did his anger spill over into homicide on that September day in 1985 or was Ana’s death a result of suicide?
Listen to this fascinating true crime story from an art world insider on the new podcast “Death of an Artist” a co-production from Pushkin Industries, Somethin’ Else, and Sony Music Entertainment. Episode one releases on September 23rd of you can binge the entire series by becoming a Pushkin+ subscriber in Apple Podcasts or at Pushkin.fm/plus.
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