After you see 36 Views, you will wonder how many art works in museums are frauds but you will have no doubt that the Constellation production is the real thing!
.Do not be deceived by the lush images and evocative poetry. There is no one without
guilt in this story. Behind the beautiful world of art, there lurks intricate layers of deceitful dealings by artists, art foragers, dealers, curators and scholars, fueled by cravings for money, love, sex and recognition.
Taking its title from Katsushita Hokusa’s 36 images of Mt. Fuji, Naiom Iizuka’s play is constructed in 36 intersecting scenes of a complex plot. Constellation director Allison Arkell Stockman and company explore intersections of commerce and connoisseurship, with a fine cast led by Jim Jorgensen, with Sue Jin Song, include Megan Dominy, Ashley Ivey, Tuyet Thi Pham and David Paglin. Special kudos to Kendra Rai for costume design and Aaron Fisher for projections design
Far from being a discourse in art history, this is a story like Law & Order, ripped from the headlines. See the story running in the New York Times on foraging an art market