Steve Martin Pt. 2

  • Aired:  12/08/10
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Frank Stella, Shepard Fairey and Andres Serrano help Stephen sell last year's portrait to Steve Martin. (8:02)

BACK TO THE SHOW.

I AM HONORED TO ONCE AGAIN BE

JOINED BY NOTED ART COLLECTOR

STEVE MARTIN.

STEVE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> Stephen: STEVE, AS I SAID

BEFORE, I HAVE A PIECE OF ART

I'D LIKE TO INTEREST YOU IN AS A

NOTED COLLECTOR.

IT'S BEHIND THIS PERSON.

WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU...

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: WOW.

YES, THIS IS LAST YEAR'S

PORTRAIT.

>> YES.

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, SEEING THIS

PICTURE MADE ME REALIZE HOW MUCH

I LOVE THE RED CURTAIN.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: THIS IS ART.

WE KNOW IT'S ART BECAUSE THE

PREVIOUS ONE...

>> IT CERTAINLY TAKES THE FORM

OF IT.

GO AHEAD.

>> Stephen: IT'S IN A FRAME

AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW

MUCH YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY

FOR LAST YEAR'S PORTRAIT?

>> WELL, I'M COMPUTING THE VALUE

OF IT.

YOU HAVE A LOT OF INKJET COSTS

IN IT.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: THREE TONER

CARTRIDGES.

>> THREE TONER CARTRIDGES.

SO WE'RE PROBABLY AT ABOUT A $19

ITEM.

THAT'S IF I WANTED IT.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: WAIT.

WHY WOULDN'T YOU WANT THAT?

THAT IS A PORTRAIT OF ME.

IT LOOKS LIKE ME.

>> THAT'S PART OF THE PROBLEM.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: HOLD IT.

LET ME SHOW YOU ANOTHER

PORTRAIT.

JIM, CAN WE PLEASE PUT THE

PORTRAIT UP BY THE FAMOUS

ARTIST.

THIS IS A PORTRAIT.

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE ARTIST?

>> YES, I DO, FRANK STELLA.

>> Stephen: THIS IS A VIDEO

PROJECTION OF ONE OF HIS

PORTRAITS OF A MAN NAMED CARL

ANDRE.

THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A

PERSON.

THAT DOES.

IS THIS... WOULD YOU BUY THIS?

IS THIS WORTH MONEY?

>> THIS IS A HIGHLY VALUABLE

WORK OF ART.

>> Stephen: OKAY, I HAPPEN TO

HAVE MR. STELLA RIGHT HERE.

>> OH, MY GOD.

>> Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME THE

FATHER OF MINIMALISM, FRANK

STELLA.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

MR. STELLA, WHY... THAT IS AN

IMAGE OF YOUR ART, CARL ANDRE, A

PORTRAIT.

FIRST OF ALL, IS THAT A GOOD

LIKENESS OF HIM?

>> WELL, I REALLY THINK IT IS,

BUT YOU HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT,

THOUGH.

YOU DIDN'T LOOK HARD ENOUGH.

>> Stephen: IS THERE ANY

CHANCE THAT THIS IS A NUDE OF

HIM?

SHOULD I BE BLURRING OUT ANY

PART OF THAT?

>> I THINK YOU FOUND IT.

>> Stephen: THAT LITTLE CORNER

THERE.

NOW WHAT ABOUT... IS THIS ART?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU CAN DECLARE

THIS TO BE ART?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU CAN JUST LOOK

AT IT?

IS THAT A SUPERPOWER YOU HAVE?

HOW BY LOOKING AT IT CAN YOU

DECLARE IT TO BE ART?

>> IT'S WHAT ANYBODY CAN DO.

IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT ART, YOU

CAN FIND IT.

>> Stephen: MR. STELLA, THANK

YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING ON.

FRANK STELLA, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

STEVE, FRANK STELLA, FATHER OF

MINIMALISM, OKAY, MR. BIG SHOT

PAINTER OVER HERE, HE SAYS THIS

IS ART.

IS IT NOW MORE VALUABLE?

>> I THINK FRANK STELLA SHOULD

BUY IT.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: AND YOU?

>> NO THANK YOU.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

OBVIOUSLY WE NEED TO CHANGE IT

IN SOME WAY.

WOULD THAT HELP?

>> THAT MIGHT HELP.

>> Stephen: WE HAVE ANOTHER

ARTIST HERE.

PLEASE PUT UP ONE OF THE WORKS

OF THE NEXT ARTIST.

OKAY, THIS IS A PORTRAIT OF AUNG

SAN SUU KYI BUT SHEPARD FAIREY,

ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH HIS WORK?

>> YES, I AM.

>> Stephen: ABSOLUTELY.

HE'S A BRILLIANT YOUNG ARTIST.

SHEPARD, WOULD YOU PLEASE COME

ON OUT HERE.

>> OH, MY GOD.

>> Stephen: SHEPARD, YOU ARE

KNOWN FOR REPURPOSING IMAGES

THAT PREVIOUSLY EXISTED FOR YOUR

OWN WORK.

ARE YOU INSPIRED TO DO ANYTHING

ON THIS ONE RIGHT NOW?

>> I AM, BUT I HAVE TO QUALIFY

THAT WITH I THINK IT'S BEYOND

AESTHETIC REDEMPTION, BUT I

CAN...

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: I DON'T KNOW WHAT

THAT MEANS, BUT ARE YOU READY TO

GET YOUR ART ON?

>> I CAN CHANGE THE MEANING IN A

WAY THAT WILL DEFINITELY BENEFIT

ME.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

LET'S DO IT.

LET'S DO IT.

GIVE THE MAN A LITTLE ROOM HERE.

>> YES, SIR.

GOOD.

THAT'S A GOOD FIRST STEP.

>> Stephen: YOU GOT TO SHAKE

THE CAN.

IF YOU DON'T SHAKE THE CAN, THE

ART DOESN'T TAKE.

( LAUGHTER )

DO YOU EVER HUFF THAT STUFF?

>> OH, YEAH.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: SHEPARD, YOU DID

THE OBAMA POSTER TOO, RIGHT?

>> YES, I DID.

THE HOPE POSTER.

>> Stephen: HOW ARE YOU

FEELING ABOUT THAT NOW?

HOW YOU FEELING ABOUT THAT HOPE

STUFF THESE DAYS?

( LAUGHTER )

>> UM, YOU KNOW, I'M PROUD OF IT

AS A PIECE OF GRASSROOTS

ACTIVISM, BUT I'LL JUST LEAVE IT

AT THAT.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

JIM, CAN WE GET A CLOSEUP OF

THAT?

NOW, SHEP, WHAT DID YOU DO TO

IT?

>> WELL, I MADE YOUR AGENDA AS

AN OMNIPOTENT QUASI FASCIST...

>> Stephen: THANK YOU FOR THE

"QUASI."

>> ...ORATOR AND SHAPER OF OUR

POLITICS AND CULTURE THAT MUCH

MORE OBVIOUS AS MANIPULATION.

>> Stephen: SHEPARD, I

COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR MORE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SHEPARD FAIREY.

THANK YOU, SHEP.

ALL RIGHT, STEVE.

ALL RIGHT.

TOTALLY, TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

HE PUT PAINT HERE AND HE PUT

PAINT UP THERE.

COULD I SELL THIS NOW?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THIS IS NOW A VIABLE ARTWORK.

IT COULD BE AUCTIONED AND IT

WOULD DO WELL.

>> Stephen: WHAT ABOUT

CONTROVERSY?

DOES THAT HELP?

>> CONTROVERSY WOULD DEFINITELY

HELP.

>> Stephen: I'VE GOT THE MAN

FOR YOU.

JIM, LET'S HAVE NEXT IMAGE.

THIS IS A SELF-PORTRAIT BY OUR

NEXT ARTIST.

IT'S CALLED "EJACULATE

INTRAJECTORY 14."

>> I'M WAY BEYOND THAT.

YEAH, YEAH.

>> Stephen: CONGRATULATIONS.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: THIS IS BY THE

ARTIST ANDRE SERRANO, YOU MAY

KNOW HIM FROM HIS WORK "PISS

CHRIST."

IT CAUSED A BIT OF A STIR.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: ANDRE, PLEASE COME

ON OUT.

>> OH, BOY.

>> Stephen: ANDRE, THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR COMING ON.

I LOVE THIS, BY THE WAY.

>> OH, THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: DID YOU GET THAT

IN ONE TAKE?

>> WELL, ACTUALLY, WHEN I FIRST

DID THIS, I KEPT SHOOTING AND

MISSING.

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW WHAT...

>> THIS STORY IS SO FAMILIAR.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: ANYTHING WORTH

DOING IS WORTH DOING RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, ANDRE, PLEASE,

PLEASE, HAVE AT IT.

OKAY.

BEFORE YOU START, DO STEVE AND I

NEED TO PUT ON PONCHOS OR

ANYTHING?

>> NO, NO.

>> Stephen: OH, THAT IS

FANTASTIC.

>> THERE YOU GO.

THERE YOU GO.

>> Stephen: YOU MADE ME

CHARLIE CHAPLAIN.

( APPLAUSE )

AND HE SIGNED IT.

>> HE SIGNED IT.

>> Stephen: ANDRE SERRANO,

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> PLEASURE, PLEASURE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> Stephen: ANDRE SERRANO.

THANK YOU, ANDRE.

ALL RIGHT, STEVE.

>> HE SIGNED IT.

VERY GOOD.

>> Stephen: SO THAT'S REAL ART

NOW.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: BUY IT.

>> I STILL DON'T WANT TO BUY IT.

YOU KNOW WHY?

I CAN STILL SEE YOUR FACE.

( AUDIENCE REACTS )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: WILL YOU BUY IT

NOW?

>> YOU KNOW WHAT, I WOULD LOVE

TO BUY THAT PHOTO OF ME.

I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT.

>> Stephen: $20?

>> I'LL GIVE YOU $10.

>> Stephen: SOLD.

STEVE MARTIN.

>>