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Painters Painting (1973)

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The definitive documentary on the New York School Painters. Featuring footage of all the major figures of the New York Art Scene between 1940-1970, showing many of the artists before they became famous.

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Credited cast:
Philip Leider ...
Prologue (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Castelli ...
Himself (art dealer)
Willem de Kooning ...
Himself (painter)
Helen Frankenthaler ...
Herself (painter)
Henry Geldzahler ...
Himself (Metropolitan Museum)
Clement Greenberg ...
Himself (art critic)
Thomas B. Hess ...
Himself (Art News)
John B. Hightower ...
Himself (Director, Museum of Modern Art)
Hans Hoffman ...
Himself (painter) (unconfirmed)
Jasper Johns ...
Himself (painter)
Philip Johnson ...
Himself (architect, art collector)
Hilton Kramer ...
Himself (New York Times)
Robert Motherwell ...
Himself (painter)
Barnett Newman ...
Himself (painter)
Kenneth Noland ...
Himself (painter)
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The definitive documentary on the New York School Painters. Featuring footage of all the major figures of the New York Art Scene between 1940-1970, showing many of the artists before they became famous.

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A candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970.

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19 March 1973 (USA)  »

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Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene 1940-1970  »

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I saw this film at art school in the 1980s. It had a profound effect on me - at the time I wanted to go into commercial art, graphic design etc. After seeing this film I decided that I wanted to be a painter. Everyone else in the class hated the film - when the art tutor asked one girl what she thought the only thing she come up with was that Frank Stella sounded like Woody Allen...

I ended up doing a degree in Fine Art. Now I've come full circle and work as a "commercial" artist in the film industry making visual effects for movies. I still recall this film fondly - it captured something of what got me excited about making art in the first place.

Emile De Antonio made several other films which are worth watching - I wouldn't be surprised if he is rediscovered given the current popularity of documentary film making.


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