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2 items from 2013

Art Appreciation: Indiewire @ Hulu Docs Spotlights Artist Portraits

14 August 2013 7:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Zachary Heinzerling's Sundance award-winning portrait of the forty-year marriage between artists Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, "Cutie and the Boxer," comes to theatres this weekend. Practice your art appreciation skills with Indiewire's latest selections for Hulu's Documentaries page - a series of films exploring artists and art. Watch these and other artist docs now for free! Vivian Ducat's "All Me: The Life & Times of Winfred Rembert" introduces viewers to a talented African-American folk artist whose work reflects his origins in segregated smalltown Georgia. A born storyteller, the affable Rembert demonstrates his painstaking process of translating memories of the Jim Crow South into his popular leather artwork. "Robert Williams Mr Bitchin'" pays tribute to the celebrated, and at times controversial, underground artist. Director Mary C Reese and co-directors Doug Blake, Nancye Ferguson, Michael Lafetra, and Stephen Nemeth explore Williams' wildly creative melding of »

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DVD, Digital Release: Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’

30 July 2013 3:44 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD & Digital Release Date: July 30, 2013

Price: DVD $19.95

Studio: Cinema Libre

The 2013 documentary Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ provides a lively look at the life and career of the renowned American underground artist and cartoonist Robert Williams, whose counter-culture artwork often features images of naked women, death, destruction, booze and clowns.

In the early 1960s, emerging artist Williams was confronted with trendy abstraction and superficial pop art. Schooled in the Hot Rod Culture of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Von Dutch, he emerged as a leader in the Underground Comic revolution along with R. Crumb, contributing regularly to Zap Comix. His antisocial paintings of an alternative reality were marginalized by the art world for decades although he became a hero of sorts for underground artists. His notoriety exploded when his painting Appetite for Destruction was used (and much vilified) as the cover for that 1987 Guns n’ Roses album.

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