Robert S. Levinson discusses his book, “Hot Paint.” He begins by introducing the two main characters Stevie Marriner, a former soap opera actress and Neil Gulliver, her ex-husband. Levinson explains that the characters have recently been given a small collection of Andy Warhol prints, which are now the target of several art thieves. He talks about the efforts to recover stolen art, and how collectors will buy anything regardless of where it came from. He talks about his own past as an art critic and his personal art collection that includes pieces from famous painters such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Gulliver, Neil (Fictitious character) - Fiction Marriner, Stevie (Fictitious character) - Fiction Art treasures in war - Fiction Journalists - Fiction Art thefts - Fiction Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
Betacam tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Michael Halperin before the break and Robert S. Levinson after the break.