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The EZ Montreal Art Podcast episode 3


On Monday Eloi Desjardins from Un show de mot’arts and I got together to discuss the controversy surrounding Andre Desjardins attempt to donate a sculpture to the La Régie des installations olympiques here in Montreal.

The EZ Montreal Art Podcast episode 3

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The articles Eloi compiled:

I also accidentally called Francyne Lord, the head of Bureau d’art public in Montreal Helene. I don’t know what came over me, apologies and mea culpa.

(And if you missed them, episode 1 is here and Episode 2 is here.)

André Desjardins and the Academy of Fine Art Foundation make a splash


Apparently the folk over at the RIO think statues are good. On Tuesday they accepted a gift from something I had never heard of called the Academy of Fine Art Foundation for a sculpture by André Desjardins. The Montréal Express article, The Journal de Montréal article, The Metro article, the Le Devoir article, everyone seems to be focusing on how much it costs and not bothering to question thagt M. Desjardins is represented by Galerie Roccia who are the exclusive distributors for Masterpiece Publishing. Masterpiece Publishing just happen to be the very same people who started the Academy of Fine Art Foundation with a “significant endowment.

When in doubt, follow the money. I’d love to see the paperwork to find who and how much tax is being paid.