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Ben Stiller, Martin Rowson on James Gillray, Artist Peter Doig

March 25th, 2015

Episode 825 of 1333 episodes

Ben Stiller discusses his new film While We're Young, in which he plays a middle-aged documentary-maker who befriends a much younger couple and struggles to keep up with their hipster lifestyle. As the artist Peter Doig prepares for his new solo exhibition in Venice, one of the world's most successful living artists reflects on his 2007 painting White Canoe which set an auction record for a living European artist when it sold for 5.7m. Caricaturist James Gillray was celebrated for his incisive ridiculing of royalty and politicians. On the 200th anniversary of his death the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford explores his work and the impact it had. Cartoonist Martin Rowson reviews more than 60 of Gillray's caricatures on display. Presenter John Wilson Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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