Here is volume two of Robert Frank's long-awaited Complete Film Works. At the end of the 1950s, Frank abandoned traditional still photography to become a filmmaker. He eventually returned to photography in the 1970s, but Frank, as a filmmaker, has remained a well-kept secret for almost four decades.
Robert Frank, born in Zurich in 1924, has made, in his 50-year career, an unquestionably significant contribution to photography. His seminal book, The Americans, is arguably the most important American photography publication of the postwar period. His work continues to influence photographers, and has spawned a rich body of theoretical writing. Yet, at the very moment Frank became an art-world star at the end of the 1950s, he abandoned still photography to become a filmmaker. Though he did return to photography in the 1970s, Frank the filmmaker has remained a well-kept secret for almost four decades.
This film profiles American artist Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) in the context of Modernism and reviews the past fifty years of his creative life. It presents archival footage, photographs, and film clips in a collage, rather than chronological, format.
For Seven Easy Pieces Marina Abramovic reenacted five seminal performance works by her peers, dating from the 1960's and 70's, and two of her own, interpreting them as one would a musical score. The project confronted the fact that little documentation exists from this critical early period and one often has to rely upon testimony from witnesses or photographs that show only portions of any given performance.
In the spring of 1961 Simone Forti presented a program titled Five Dance Constructions and Some Other Things in a concert series organized by her friend, composer La Monte Young, at the New York loft studio of Yoko Ono. These radically new dances created circumstances for the performers- direct, non-stylistic actions.
An in-depth definitive lookk at one of America's pop art icons and the century's most original figures. A close look at the evolution of Warhol's work and a penetrating study of his life as observer, chronicler, catalyst, inventor of superstardom and master of the pop culture. Directed by Chuck Workman. Special features include behind-the-scenes lookat "Factory" life and several enigmatic interviews with Warhol, also interviews and commentaries with Viva, Dennis Hopper, Lou Reed, more, pulses of music run throughout, including Dylan, Lennon, Blondi, Pink Floyd, more.
The Collector explores the 46-year career of Allan Stone, the famed New York City gallery owner and art collector. Producer and director Olympia Stone reveals her father's compulsive collecting genius while telling the parallel story of his lifelong journey through the art world from the 1950s to 2006.