The Art Show

Series 1 - Episode 2

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This week art historian James Fox jets off to Mexico to see how the colour cochineal is traditionally made, and it might put you off strawberry jelly and red lipstick: parasitic insects that have fed on cactus juice are dried and painstakingly ground up by hand…

In Tokyo, Will Best and Kate Bryan tuck into rainbow pasta in an absurdly cutesy restaurant and admire a 100m-long painting by the hugely influential contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. Best also strips off in order to visit a hidden gallery – a traditional bathhouse with a beautiful Zen mural.

Summary

Will Best and Kate Bryan find art in unexpected places in Tokyo, Carrie Scott meets American artist Rashid Johnson, and James Fox heads to Mexico on the trail of cochineal.
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