#15 Lives of famous Artists- Count your words.

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The podcast episode features a panel of artists discussing their favorite artists and the inspiration they draw from them. The conversation covers a diverse range of artists, including architects, visual artists, musicians, and philosophers. Each panelist shares insights into their favorite artists, their work, and the impact on art and culture. The discussion also delves into the concept of space, the influence of Japanese culture on art, and the work of Takashi Murakami. The conversation covers a wide range of topics related to art, artists, and their influence on culture and society. It delves into the work of famous artists like Murakami, Picasso, and Anish Kapoor, as well as the impact of marketing and social connections on an artist’s success. The discussion also explores the use of technology in art, the significance of community in artistic identity, and the unique styles of contemporary artists. The conversation concludes with personal experiences and reflections on the art world.In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, Tanmay Shah and Laura Grinbarga discuss books and podcasts they have read and listened to. They share their favorite podcasts, such as Akimbo and Freakonomics, and talk about the benefits of reading digitally and listening to audiobooks. They recommend books like The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and The War of Art for creative inspiration. They also discuss the importance of finding the right time to read and making notes while reading. The conversation touches on spirituality in art and the impact of books like The Alchemist and Siddhartha. They also mention books on negotiation and personal development, such as Think and Grow Rich and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including book recommendations, favorite genres, and spiritual and philosophical discussions. Some of the recommended books include ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, ‘The Warrior’s Apprentice’ by Lois McMaster Bujold, ‘The Silver Metal Lover’ by Tanith Lee, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Shri Shri Ravishankar, and ‘Business Sutras’ by Devdutt Patnayak. The conversation also touched on the importance of finding balance and substance in the content we consume.


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00:00 Introduction and Artist Introductions
03:09 Exploring Artistic Inspiration
07:28 The Concept of Space and Its Influence on Art and Culture
57:50 Exploring the Influence of Famous Artists
01:00:05 The Impact of Marketing and Social Connections
01:01:31 Technology and Artistic Identity
01:02:29 Contemporary Artists and Personal Reflections



• Artists draw inspiration from a diverse range of artists and art forms.
• The concept of space and its influence on art and culture is multifaceted and varies across different cultures.
• Takashi Murakami’s work combines elements of cuteness and grotesque, and has made an impact on contemporary art and pop culture. The influence of famous artists like Murakami, Picasso, and Anish Kapoor on art and culture.
• The impact of marketing and social connections on an artist’s success.
• The use of technology in art and the significance of community in artistic identity.
• The unique styles and works of contemporary artists, as well as personal experiences and reflections on the art world.


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