Nick Cave, Shunned by ’60 Minutes,’ Is Embraced by PBS

(Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman)

This evening’s Newshour will features a profile of the artist Nick Cave, who had a major show of his “Soundsuits” at Jack Shainman and Mary Boone a few months ago, by reporter Jeffrey Brown.

Mr. Cave, of course, was the subject of a swipe in Morley Safer’s most recent 60 Minutes piece about the art world. In it, he described art as a good investment, “certainly a bargain if your daddy’s a billionaire” and “easier to look at than pork bellies… or maybe not,” with that last bit cutting to one of Mr. Cave’s suits.

My colleague Andrew Russeth profiled the artist in August.

The segment will be here later tonight.