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In 1980s Manhattan, a young Cuban artist named Ana Mendieta made a name for herself as a rising star in the art world. Her turbulent marriage to the older and well-established sculptor Carl Andre raised eyebrows. One September night, Carl called 911 in a panic. His wife, he said, “went out the window.” 

Correction: In this episode, we stated that Ana Mendieta’s mother was pregnant with her third child when Ana was sent to the U.S. That was incorrect. Ana’s mother had already had her third child at the time.

The Hosts

Katy Hessel

Katy Hessel, host of Death of an Artist: Krasner & Pollock, is an art historian, author, curator and broadcaster. Through her The Great Women Artists Podcast and Instagram account, which foreground women…

Helen Molesworth

Helen Molesworth, host of Death of an Artist Season 1, is a writer and a curator based in Los Angeles. She is the host of David Zwirner’s PROGRAM, a video interview…