Episode #901

Rosenquist, Still Life, Jingles

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Studio 360 Episode 901, Rosenquist, Still Life, Jingles Winston Jingle

Studio 360 sells it to you wholesale. Kurt Andersen and his guest, legendary adman George Lois, talk about the fertile and contentious relationship between art and advertising. We’ll hear from James Rosenquist, the Pop artist best known for his billboard-sized montages of consumer goods. And we’ll find out why advertising jingles were so manipulative and successful for so long. Plus, how high-end consumer catalogs are stealing the aesthetics of old Dutch still lifes.

Cover Story

Hailed as "the Superman of Madison Avenue," George Lois helped drive the creative revolution that swept advertising in the 1960s. His provocative ads and magazine covers featured celebrities like Sonny Liston dressed as Santa Claus and Andy Warhol drowning in a can of tomato soup. He created ...

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Still Life Sells

Home furnishings catalogs have evolved over the past couple of decades into glossy, sumptuous celebrations of domestic life (minus the mess). They're a far cry from the fuzzy line drawings of a Sears catalog at the turn of the last century. But Judith Kampfner says that some ...

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James Rosenquist

The Pop artist James Rosenquist captures the hyperbright, supersaturated colors of commercial culture in his paintings. No surprise, then, that he started his career as a billboard painter. Kurt and Rosenquist tour a retrospective of his work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York -- the paintings ...


Jingle All the Way

Advertising jingles used to be all over radio and television, but they seem to have gone into hiding lately. Richard Paul has created a celebration -- and an explanation -- of the nearly-lost art of writing a song to sell a product.

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