ABUNDANCE OF ART IN OUR FAVORITE SHOWTIME SERIES "BILLIONS'
In a fast-moving narrative, Showtime’s Billions explores Wall Street in all its risk-taking eagerness while chronicling the clash between an egocentric hedge-fund mogul Bobby Axelrod and troubled US Attorney Chuck Rhoades. Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien - in their drama about greed, power, pleasure, wealth, romance, constant loosing and winning - worked hard to get the Wall Street right, including different aspects of extravagant lifestyle and especially - art.
It is one of the first shows to fully encapsulate and feature incredible art by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pat Steir, Robert Motherwell,John Baldessari, Yves Klein, Bernar Venet, David Salle, Adam McEwen, Ellsworth Kelly and more. The paintings and sculptures do not just illustrate the expensive taste of a hedge fund king, there are there to follow the narrative and the mood of the show as Michael Shaw, the production designer insisted in the past few seasons. And in this season art had been given a bigger role -through a new character, handsome and talented young artist Nico Tanner.
Tanner's art caused first huge clash between Axe and his new opponent Mike Prince (corey Stoll), a rival billionaire who tends to have a moral impact to the world, aligned with all this new generation ‘Socialist and Marxists’ nonsense, that extra rich feed themselves to sleep. We call it hypocrisy.
But why all