The first film in Channel 4's three-part Art and Money season, is a timely polemic by internationally renowned art critic Robert Hughes that examines how the world's most famous painting came to influence the art world. With his trademark style, Hughes explores how museums, the production of art and the way we experience it have radically changed in the last 50 years. Hughes tells the story of the rise of contemporary art and looks back over a life spent talking and writing about the art he loves, and loathes. He recounts an extraordinary chapter in art history starting with a thriving American art scene in the 1960s, destroyed in the 1980s by an art market bloated with excess and infiltrated by investors. Over to you, Damien.