This week on Studio 360
, Kurt Andersen and the playwright Paula Vogel talk about how artists have portrayed the lives of "fallen women," and why audiences are so fascinated by them. We'll hear from the filmmaker of Born into Brothels
, a documentary about children in Calcutta's red light district who learn to photograph their lives. And we'll trace the origins of the iconic courtesan in Verdi's opera, La Traviata
. Plus, the contemporary artist Andrea Fraser talks about her recent video work which takes the artist-patron relationship to a whole new level. (Broadcast Date: January 22, 2005)
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