Now available on DVD, "END OF THE ART WORLD" explored the most famous 1960's artists in New York City -- Warhol, Rauschenberg, Johns, Lichtenstein and others -- on 16mm film, ending in a "Bang!" as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York "exploded" in a visual montage that included sayings from the Black Panthers' Minister of Culture, angry examples of Nancy Spero's "Artaud" series, a violin case full of mock dynamite planted in Henry Geldzahler's office by a young performance artist, a count-down from Jasper Johns' number series, and Warhol's silk-screens of an atom bomb. Includes the only 16mm film footage shot at Warhol's opening at the Whitney Museum, surrounded by his superstars; Robert Rauschenberg at work in his studio, making cardboard collages; Michael Snow discussing "Wavelength" in the studio where he shot it, while experimenting with some of the elements used in his art; and other art world scenes of 1970-71. The DVD re-release also features the director's commentary ...
"Wth ferocious wit ... Krasilovsky sends up New York's art scene in END OF THE ART WORLD. In essence, Ms. Krasilovsky uses the sounds and images of the usual art documentary to create her own work of art." -- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times