Marcus Jansen: Examine & Report (2017)

From street graffiti to museums, a chronicle of how graffiti artist's or urban expressionism broke through the mainstream art institution and the impact their social commentary had on war, politics and propaganda in our society.

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John Scoular
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Credited cast:
Richard Beavers Richard Beavers ... Himself
Noah Becker Noah Becker
Marcus Jansen Marcus Jansen
Steve Lazarides Steve Lazarides
Brooke Lynn McGowan Brooke Lynn McGowan ... Herself
Deiter Rampl Deiter Rampl
Manfred Schneckenburger Manfred Schneckenburger ... Himself
Lawrence Voytek Lawrence Voytek
West West ... Himself
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"Marcus Jansen: Examine and Report" could also be titled The Art of War, as Desert Storm veteran Marcus Jansen progressed from selling his art on the corner of Prince St. and Broadway in New York City, to showing in museums around the globe. Having served in the Gulf War, Jansen has a unique perspective shaped by first hand combat experiences that have certainly affected his Art for the positive. Emmy award winning Director John Scoular delves into the politics behind Jansen's work in a politically correct culture, which are neither black nor white, Marcus' views portrayed throughout his work are a global critique of injustices in the world, there is no bias in Jansen's work, he is an equal opportunity critic in search of the truth. The film also follows his path from "street" artist to museums. The art world itself is an elitist or high society market, but it is a market nonetheless, and it ebbs and flows just like any other commodity that is traded on wall street, this is a high ... Written by Madeline Scoular

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From the Bronx to the World's Museum. Artist Marcus Jansen

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Country:

USA

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English

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15 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Fort Myers, Florida, USA See more »

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$480,000 (estimated)
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Marcus Jansen gets it.
15 November 2018 | by tommyschmitz-59199See all my reviews

Marcus Jansen, the artist, gets it. His work and his voice speak clearly; emanating through his own feelings and emotions. The title of the work, "Examine and Report", might more accurately be "Observe, Feel and Let Fly" unless the director was trying to be sarcastic. It is possible Marcus would be just as successful an artist if he were not ex-military. Whose life is not a battle? I agree with the reviewer (1 star) who could not abide the blonde. She speaks an academic language of history and criticism, which ironically have little to do with art and artist. Read Otto Rank's "Art and Artist" for what are still the wisest of words on the matter. It was a personal publishing project of Alfred Knopf during the 1930s. Also read Otto Rank's biography by E. James Lieberman, MD, as well as all the works of Otto Rank; doing so will allow you to effortlessly tune-out the academic and give this wonderful piece the five stars it deserves. Bravo Marcus Jansen. We need many more of you.


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