#205 - Bigger than Picasso | Curio

#205 - Bigger than Picasso

26 mins | May 9, 2022

Today's episode from 9th May 2022. Today people in the Philippines will vote for the next leaders of the country, which is a choice between a former world champion boxer, a human rights activist and the son of a dictator. And we learn that Filipino voters look to family dynasties, despite their corrupt history, rather than political parties. Then later, an Andy Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe is expected to sell at auction today for $200m, making the pop artist bigger than Picasso. We delve into the man behind the soup cans. A Marcos might soon be back in power in Manila. That’s because political dynasties are more powerful than parties. For Foreign Policy, Daniel Bruno Davis reflects on why Marcos is likely to win the upcoming election and what it means for corruption in the Philippines. Whether it's the humble can of Campbell's Soup seemingly featuring in every high school art class worldwide or his 1964 silkscreen portrait of Marilyn Monroe valued at $200m, we're all familiar with the pioneer of pop art's work. Here, ahead of the May 2022 auction of Warhol's most widely recognised work, Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones delves into the life and works of the celebrated artist, peeling back layer after layer of his public persona to a better and more cryptic version beneath. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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