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Art of Darkness
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produced by Central Independent Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 8 mins
The slaves of the Caribbean contributed not only to the wealth of their masters, but also to the cultural heritage of the British Empire. For, as this film shows, such landmark institutions as the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, and the British Museum were all funded by money made from the slave trade. Documen...
produced by Central Independent Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 8 mins
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The Colours of My Father
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directed by Joyce Borenstein; produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd. and National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 39 mins
This dazzling Academy Awards nominee tells the story of a Lithuanian immigrant, who left the stetl to escape the virulent anti-Semitism there and became a recognized painter in the New World. Sam Borenstein endured hardships in the old country and financial insecurity in his new life, but never gave up on his drea...
directed by Joyce Borenstein; produced by Imageries P.B. Ltd. and National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 39 mins
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Imaginary Enemy
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directed by Liz Daggett (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 22 mins
In Imaginary Enemy, the Chinese sculptor and painter Liao Yibai recounts his remarkable life as he prepares for his first solo show in America. The artist was born in a top-secret missile factory in the Chinese countryside during the Cold War. His mother went into labor while standing at her place in the factory l...
directed by Liz Daggett (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 22 mins
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Large Scale Projects: Claes Oldenburg and Cooje van Bruggen
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directed by Nick Doob, 1948- and Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1991), 58 mins
Claus Oldenburg, one of the giants of pop art was the subject of an acclaimed retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. He is famous for making oversized replicas of everyday objects, i.e., a giant hamburger and a lipstick tube the size of a tree. This film illustrates his collaboration with his wife, Coosje van...
directed by Nick Doob, 1948- and Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1991), 58 mins
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Larry Rivers, Public and Private
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directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
During his lifetime, Larry Rivers was a prominent figurative artist, noted for bridging the gap between abstract expressionism and pop art. Having made a major impact on the art scene during New York’s post-war cultural explosion, Rivers is also largely celebrated for bringing history back into contemporary pain...
directed by Lana Jokel; produced by Filmakers Library (Alexandria, VA: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
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Nature of Things, Turning to Dust: Preserving Our Books
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directed by David Murray; produced by David Murray, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 45 mins
There's a quiet calamity going on in libraries and archives all around the world. The books and documents that carry the records of human civilization are crumbling because the paper on which they are printed is turning to dust. The alum used to prevent ink from bleeding is turning into sulfuric acid, making the p...
directed by David Murray; produced by David Murray, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 45 mins
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Westbeth Home of the Arts
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produced by George Cominskie, Per Henriksen and Jesper Bundgaard, Out of Sync (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 30 mins
The first and largest federally funded artists’ colony in the United States, Westbeth became home to a generation of artists grateful for cheap rent and a place to live and work. Since 1970 the west Greenwich Village site has provided a home to artists who range from emerging to well-established and represent a...
produced by George Cominskie, Per Henriksen and Jesper Bundgaard, Out of Sync (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 30 mins
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Chagall
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directed by Francois Levy-Kuentz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
This remarkable film retraces the life and work of the beloved artist Marc Chagall. Much of the narrative is told in his own words, drawn from his autobiography, Ma Vie (My Life) and there is unique film footage of Chagall being interviewed as he paints. An intimate picture of the mischievous painter and his perip...
directed by Francois Levy-Kuentz (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 54 mins
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Inner Visions
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produced by Lydia Chen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 31 mins
This documentary gives us a rare opportunity to meet young artists and intellectuals in Beijing and hear how they steer a course between survival and artistic expression. This new generation of artists does not paint scenes of nature like the classical painters. Nor do they produce the oversized socialist realist...
produced by Lydia Chen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 31 mins
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Invitation to the Muse
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produced by Karen Cantor, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 35 mins
Theories abound as to why and how humans create art. In this documentary film, captured at the Santa Fe Art Institute, viewers hear from a diverse array of artists, including sculptors, painters, weavers, musicians, and writers. They share their thoughts and feelings as they journey on a chartless path that begins...
produced by Karen Cantor, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 35 mins
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