Why do people love to hate kitsch art?


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One hundred years ago, Antwerp native Cassius Marcellus Coolidge created what has become the iconic American kitsch painting series of Dogs Playing Poker. Even if you haven't heard of the artist, you've no doubt seen his work.

Whether you love it or hate it, kitsch art is here to stay. Kelly Burdick and Christina Knott talk about C.M. Coolidge's famous paintings, the value of both art fine and kitsch and why you shouldn't be afraid to love what you love.

Read our article on this topic at NNY Living.

Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.

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