Watch Guy Richards Smit's The Grossmalerman Show

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Guy Richards Smit is an artist. I'm not using that word the way we do with any reasonably interesting band or actor—he's had shows at MoMA and at museums throughout the world. He writes a column in ArtReview. He's a serious artist, but also (thankfully) not that serious. Case in point: Jonathan Grossmalerman. Smit has been satirizing the art world through his Jonathan Grossmalerman character for years, and today is launching a weekly webseries starring the would-be aesthete. The Grossmalerman Show aims at both the art world and the conventional sitcom, and in its free-wheeling absurdity comes off a bit like that beloved classic The Young Ones. And to ensure the show fully captures those sitcom rhythms, Smit turned to former Seinfeld director Joshua White (who also directed three episodes of the short-lived Animal House TV spin-off, we just noticed) and shot it in front of a live studio audience. The first episode is up today and new ones will be released every Wednesday at 2 PM for the next four weeks at the official Grossmalerman site.