22 November 2015 | kbergermail
Great Idea for a show!
A really original premise and so well executed. It's a fascinating portrait of big-ticket art and the unexpected underbelly of that world. The cross-section of socio-political types, all very well conveyed in the writing and performances, mixing it up in auction-house back rooms. The lead character manages to span the gap between military fatigues and designer suits -- and we buy him in both roles. Kate Bosworth is so wonderfully fine-tuned between poise and greed. Quaid gets to be balls-out Quaid and is such fun to watch. And you actually learn a lot about art -- from the magnificent to the ridiculous. Stolen antiquities, Steve McQueen's Ferrari, the price we put on objects and how arbitrary it can be. This refreshing new show is well worth a binge watch!