Tuesday, August 25

Inside the studio

{image courtesy of www.bartongalleries.com}
Last night on the Sundance Channel I watched an excellent documentary called Painter's Painting: The New York Art Scene, 1940-1970, directed by Emile De Antonio. It examined the Abstract Expressionist art scene in New York and how it segued into the Pop Art movement of the 60's through interviews with such ground breaking artists as Robert Rauschenberg, William de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hoffman, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and more who were instrumental in forging modern American art.
Also interviewed are critics and collectors such as Clement Greenberg, Leo Castelli and Henry Geldzahler. It was released in 1973 and features these artists in their studios as they worked, talked about their process and personal history as well as their place in 20th century art. I strongly recommend this to any artist or art lover.

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