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The Madness Of Art: Jim Kempner Blows A Sure Art Deal In 'CANDY Part 2' (VIDEO)

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Jim Kempner as Maurizio Cattelan's 1999 work, "La Nona Ora" (The Ninth Hour) | The Madness of Art

We've said it before and we'll say it again, Jim Kempner is the Larry David of the art world. Self-deprecating, eager to fist bump and sporting a bald pate, the art dealer pokes fun at the world of high-class galleries with ease in "The Madness of Art," his hilarious online parody project.

Kempner is the writer, director and star of the short web series, constantly showcasing a sense of humor every skeptical art observer can enjoy. His recent episode, "CANDY Part 2 (Counting Chickens)," is no letdown:

The episode begins with the zany art dealer singing the tune of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" at his gallery (Jim Kempner Fine Art), awaiting the finalization of a pretty sweet sale. However, what started as a sure deal ends with flames, red wine spillage and the befuddled expression Kempner has perfected throughout his four-season series.

To see the part one of the Candy episodes, check out the video (and our commentary) here. For more on "The Madness of Art" series, check out the archives of the show on its website.

What do you think, readers? Could the art world use a few more Jim Kempners?

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