A young working class Baltimore man spends 10 years on a single portrait, believing it is his means to fame and fortune. But he also believes that only one man can lead him there---the famous artist David Hockney. What happens when you finally meet the god of your own making?
Art. Ambition. Poppy seed cake.
Did You Know?
Paintings, drawings, or sketches of several classical or modern masters are seen throughout the film, especially their self-portraits, including: Leonardo da Vinci ("Self-portrait in red chalk" [c.1512-1515]), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres ("Self-portrait at age 24" ), Albrecht Dürer ("Self-Portrait" ), Grant Wood ("American Gothic" ), Michaelangelo ("Statue of David"  and others), Rembrandt van Rijn ("Self-portrait" [c.1629] and others], and of course David Hockney ("Self-portrait with Charley" and many others). See more
There were no down moments in this thing... everything is hit it hard, like... my life depends on it. Let's let everything go to hell, except excellence... excellence at any cost.
(I Want To Live On An) Abstract Plain
Performed by Frank Black
Written by Charles Thompson
Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. o/b/o Spime Songs (BMI)
Courtesy of Cooking Vinyl by arrangement with Shelly Bay Music LLC See more