Big, Bigger, Biggest

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Kurt Andersen and his guest, the actor and film director Liev Schreiber, discuss scaling art up or down — from the huge to the tiny. The grandson of innovative designers Charles and Ray Eames tell us about their movie Powers of Ten — it zooms from the skin on a man’s hand to the ends of the universe, pulling back ten times as far every ten seconds. The California artist Karen Carson gives us the straight dope on why painters love making giant work. And the songwriter called Stew, at work in the studio, thinks that “small is always what gets the attention."