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Watch Morley Safer’s Original Art World Takedown on ‘60 Minutes’

Mr. Koons. (Courtesy the artist and 60 Minutes)

CBS has been kind enough to upload the the segment of 60 Minutes that Morley Safer shot about the contemporary art world back in 1993. Given how infamous the segment is, it’s amazing how low-key and almost silly many of his criticisms seem today. He becomes exasperated about a blank canvas by Robert Ryman, a text painting by Christopher Wool (Rat, Rat, Rat) and a bunch of sculptures by Jeff Koons. Read More