artnet | Caroline Goldstein:
The fake TV show includes real work by blue-chip artists. The Showtime drama “Billions,” which chronicles the battle between a dogged US Attorney and a cocky hedge-fund mogul, works hard to get Wall Street right—and its quest for veracity extends to the art on set.
Like any upstart looking to make his name in high society, the show’s protagonist, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (played by Damian Lewis), uses art to illustrate his status, his shrewdness, and his good taste. But creating a collection for a one-percenter isn’t easy. The show’s staff jumps through elaborate hoops to identify, source, and license the art that lines the walls…read more
Image | © Nicole Rivelli | Courtesy of Culture Corps | Carla Klein’s Postcard I (2000).