On the Air

A new weekly pod­cast by Mark Sublette aims to ex­plore art, artists and the art busi­ness.

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If you’re a fa­mil­iar with Mark Sublette and his Medicine Man Gallery in Tuc­son, Ari­zona, then you’ll likely al­ready know Sublette is not cam­era shy. His Youtube chan­nel—which has nearly 100 posted videos on paint­ings and sculp­ture, as well as Na­tive weav­ings, pot­tery and jew­elry— not only has 2,800 sub­scribers, but his videos have a com­bined 838,000 views. His pic­ture also ap­pears in­side all seven of his Charles Bloom Mur­der Mys­tery Series books.

Sublette is now branch­ing out with a new pod­cast, Art Dealer Di­aries, which brings artists, in­dus­try ex­perts and art dealers into his new stu­dio space for long-form in­ter­views in the same vein as many of the top pod­cast­ers work­ing to­day. “I’m a fan of Marc Maron and Joe Ro­gan…those more in­ter­view­type pod­casts and I just re­ally love the medium,” Sublette says. “My goal is to make them very in­for­ma­tive and to just talk to peo­ple about what they do. Also, be­cause I’ve been do­ing this for 30-plus years and have ex­pe­ri­enced so much, I thought it would be fun to share what it’s like to be me. I have a lot to say and I want to help my lis­ten­ers un­der­stand art bet­ter.”

The gallery owner and au­thor has al­ready recorded 10 episodes, in­clud­ing in­ter­views with art dealer Terry Schurmeier and Navajo pain­ter Shonto

Be­gay. He hopes to record new episodes weekly. And be­cause the stu­dio is in his gallery he can of­ten record im­promptu episodes as friends, clients and artists stop by the Tuc­son gallery. “A lot of these dealers are the back­bone of our pro­fes­sion and they are get­ting older and they won’t be around for­ever,” he says. “That’s why it’s im­por­tant to cap­ture their sto­ries.”

Art Dealer Di­aries can be down­loaded free on itunes and other pod­cast plat­forms. Video ver­sions of the episodes will also be posted to Sublette’s Youtube chan­nel and on the gallery site, www.medicin­e­man­gallery.com.

Shonto Be­gay, The Evening Run, acrylic on can­vas, 36 x 48". Cour­tesy Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tuc­son, AZ.

Mark Sublette dur­ing one of his episodes of Art Dealer Di­aries.

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