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The art of the absurd with Glen Baxter

We enter the kooky cartoon world of Glen Baxter - featuring out-of-context cowboys, boy scouts, and old-style explorers in surreal situations. The British artist tells us how 1930s cartoons inspire him, and whether being an Englishman makes you a little bit sillier than average.

We’re also hearing from Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano as tributes continue to pour in for Brazilian artist Oscar Niemeyer. Finally, find out how Bérénice Bejo, a tap-dancing pig, and the classic silent movie "Journey to the Moon" are linked!
 

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