Small, Medium, Large

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Is bigger always better? Kurt Andersen and his guest, the actor and film director Liev Schreiber, discuss what size means for a work of art. We’ll hear about the classic film called Powers of Ten, which illustrates the idea of scale by gradually pulling our perspective back from the atomic level all the way to the end of the universe. The California artist Karen Carson tells us why painters love making work on giant canvasses. And the songwriter called Stew, at work in his studio, explains why “small is always what gets the attention.”