Glenn Beck: ArtReview Magazine "Power 100"



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GLENN: From high above, high above Times Square, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. This is the third most listened to show in all of America and the number 100 most influential person in art. Uh huh, uh huh. (Laughing). What is where did you find this, Stu?

STU: Glenn, this is ArtReview magazine.

GLENN: ArtReview magazine. And what are the criteria? What is this?

STU: Well, the magazine announced this morning the list of art world's power 100 and several prominent L.A. names were among the illustrious including as you know, and you are very familiar, Pat, Eli Broad who came into the set of

GLENN: Oh, I love Eli. He's so broad. Oh, Govan is on this?

STU: Govan is on it.

PAT: You couldn't have a list without Govan.

STU: Obviously I could have just said this but obviously Tim Blum and Jeff Poe sharing Number 31.

GLENN: They share it this year, huh?

STU: Yeah. Obviously 16, just say it with me, Agnes Gund and, of course, at number 28 obviously, Ann Philbin and, of course, number 58, Richard Serra. And at 86 obviously Victorina.

GLENN: Oh, Victorina, finally, finally she's does it give an explanation of how I made this list?

STU: You are number 100 on the list.

GLENN: So I'm in the hot 100.

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Of the most influential people in art.

STU: Now, shockingly

GLENN: I love this.

STU: Shockingly enough, but the L.A. Times when reporting this story, even with all those gigantic names on the list has used your picture, the guy who's at number 100, for some reason.

GLENN: Not Victorina Miro?

STU: Or number 20, Mike... Kelley or number 29, Matthew... Higgs. Right. So you'd think with all those pictures to choose from, you wouldn't

GLENN: Right.

STU: But shockingly enough they put it at number 100, I assume to make fun of well, I was going to say make fun of you because of your art criticism. But maybe there's something deeper here. Maybe they understand the artistic talent of Glenn Beck.

GLENN: You know what it is? You know what it is? You know what it is? It is this is a very dangerous thing that these people are they are playing with 99 lives. Because artists are very sensitive and now they see my name on there and they are like, this list it's almost like the Nobel Prize. This list used to mean something. It's

PAT: Well, it's like the Maxim hot 100 babes where they took up a space with Michelle Obama.

GLENN: Right.

PAT: And took some, you know, nubile 22 year old buxom babe who had had, you know, $5,000 worth of surgery.

GLENN: Are you saying that I don't really I am not the most, 100 most important people in the art world?

PAT: In this analogy I suppose you could draw that conclusion.

STU: Oh, I thought you were talking about number 85, Daniel... Buchholz.

PAT: Who's number one? We haven't even talked about number one.

STU: Oh, my God, you are right. I can't even believe this. I'll give you the top 3 because this is big. Number 3, sir Nicholas Serota. Yeah! Whew.

GLENN: I call him Sir Nick.

STU: At number 2, Glenn D. Lowry!

PAT: Lowry was number 2 this year?

GLENN: That's a crime.

PAT: I mean, I wouldn't even put him in the top 10.

STU: Ahead of Larry Gagosian? I mean, come on!

PAT: Larry? I know, I know.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Do they say why? Is there any explanation?

STU: There is a I didn't give you number one. People are like, what don't get cut off now.

GLENN: You wait. Wait for the magazine or the website or whatever this thing is.

STU: Number one is Hans Ulrich Obrist.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: For his work did they mention his works this year?

GLENN: It was the blue period. This was for his blue period called ya, sure.

STU: One of the most notable inclusions in this year's list is political conservative commentator Glenn Beck who came in at number 100. Beck's place on the list is no doubt due to his recent controversial foray into art criticism when he lambasted art created for New York's Rockefeller Center.

GLENN: Hang on just a second.

PAT: Or perhaps they saw the George Washington painting. There you go.

GLENN: Could be. No, they haven't even seen that. I'm changing that. I've decided to change that.

STU: To change what?

GLENN: The George Washington painting. Truth and Deceit is what I like to call it. Truth is on the top. It's Gilbert Stuart's painting of George Washington, as interpreted by me. And I saw his unfinished work really I'm just practicing for my art interview. I saw his unfinished work really more of a I saw more of the empty space there and I thought, George Washington really just rings truth to me.

PAT: I've always looked at that as opulent, not overly ostentatious.

GLENN: And I thought really if this unfinished work were folded, which you never do, but if it were folded and stored some place, well, like the holy shroud of Turin, what would be the reverse of the image of George Washington and truth?

PAT: I see. And your conclusion was?

GLENN: Well, because I thought it was too politically incorrect, I originally had painted FDR. But seeing that I don't think it could get any worse, I went with the original idea and I repainted over. I'm beginning that process now of putting Barack Obama's face as the reverse of George Washington.

PAT: Excuse me?

GLENN: Hmmm?

PAT: Excuse me? Who?

GLENN: I just thought it was you know, art is to make to push the edges of society, get you to think, get you out of your comfort zone, you know? It's the one safe space that we as artists need to do, you know?

PAT: Won't that be interesting to see if that is a safe space for you.

GLENN: Oh, no, of course it is.

PAT: Of course.

STU: You are one of the most powerful men in art. Of course.

GLENN: I'm one of the most powerful people in art. And I plan on next year being number 25.

STU: Really? You are going to move up?

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

STU: I like it.

PAT: Move up 75 spots?

GLENN: Because there's no there's just my love of the openness and the inclusiveness of the art world that has inspired my idea of having an antipropaganda propaganda art show, and we're doing that here in New York which I think is going to be roundly accepted and praised for its challenge that it presents to society.

STU: You know who I know will be there is, of course, Number 11, Iwan Wirth.

GLENN: Oh, U?

STU: Iwan Wirth.

GLENN: He is. Sir Ted is also going to be there, which he is fantastic.

STU: You know what? At number 14, Jay Jopling, there's no way you can keep that guy away from there, I'll tell you that much.

GLENN: Yeah. So I thank you for the honor, art world, and believe me I'm not going to squander that. I'm going to make sure that everybody's very well aware that you are so accepting of this small humble, dare I say it, just like you, artist.

STU: I just hope the commissioner of art does not come out and say you're not allowed a list because

GLENN: I've been told now I can't own an art gallery.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Wow. The commissioner of art has said that?

GLENN: Yes, the commissioner of art has said that.


 

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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