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410. Klaus Pichler


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Klaus Pichler is an Austrian artist

Episode 410: Klaus Pichler returns to speak about his lush new book Fear Guards the Lemon Grove, published by eminent designer Hans Gremmen.

In our most current conversation, Klaus and I sat down to discuss his killer new book that examines the very complex history of the Sicilian Mafia. In popular culture it is very easy to think of the mafia as a bunch of fedora-sporting corner dwellers looking to make life rough for shop tenants and so forth, but in fact, its historical and present interests have quite a bit to do with agriculture.

Throughout the episode, Klaus and I discuss the complex history of lemons, scurvy, and religion that inspired the rise of the mafia in the nineteenth century. Klaus’s new book tackles the general themes, but adds a huge new layer to the artist’s work. The historical documents and locations he consults become new grist for the artistic mill. There are also some incredibly excellent new navigations to his book production that we spoke on. FGTLG is one of my picks for the year. Please listen!!

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Music: Algiers, with their full permission
Editing: Adam Mead
Photograph Credits: Klaus Pichler
Executive Producer: Brad Feuerhelm

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