In an age where artists are exploring varying mediums in order to differentiate themselves from the flock, Guy Richards Smit is exploring different versions of himself. Jonathan Grossmalerman (which is literally pig-German for “big painter guy”) is a successful, hedonistic, alcoholic ... More
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In this brand new episode, Jonathan Grossmalerman is preparing a fancy dinner in his Soho loft for a lovely female curator from the New Museum. With comical cameos by his dim-witted assistant and precocious daughter Tracy, Grossmalerman is disappointed when an unsavory male curator shows up instead, eating the lovingly prepared dinner sloppily and demanding a $45,000 curatorial fee to show at the New Museum. Haggling ensues, Tracy accuses her father of being a fraud, and Grossmalerman signs over a check to the curator. As if a Rodney Dangerfield type, Smit portrays Grossmalerman/the artist as an underdog that no matter what happens, just can’t get the respect of those round him in a conniving art world. More about the artist.