Who Gets to Call it Art?

Henry Geldzahler…

the man who made Pop Art famous in the ’60s.

 

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is a literal title of a documentary that explores an amazing time in the history of pop art.

This is the trailer…I rented the dvd from Netflix. You should too. You’ll learn alot.

MY REVIEW: ***** IT’S A WONDERFUL FILM – Get to know the Art & the Artists

David Hockney - Pop Art

David Hockney in his Studio

My favorite Artist of the time…David Hockney. I’ll be sharing more about him in future posts.

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The place was a 10-square block area in Manhattan where Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, David Hockney,
Jonas Mekas and other artists lived, worked and displayed their wares in galleries.
The time was the 1960s. Peter Rosen produced and directed the 80-minute film.

“I wanted to make a film about that extraordinary community of artists for years,
but I couldn’t figure out how to do it,” says the New York-based nonfiction filmmaker.
“It would have been boring to go from one artist to another in a linear fashion.”

Enter the eureka factor.
In 1999, Rosen suddenly had an idea for building the story around Henry Geldzahler,
who was the curator of contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in Manhattan during that period.

Who Gets to Call It Art? is a blend of archival stills and TV news footage,
including memorabilia harvested from Geldzahler’s archives at Yale’s rare book library,
and dozens of interviews filmed with artists, critics and journalists he knew.

The short list includes Mark Di Suvero, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg,
Larry Poons, James Rosenquist, Francesco Clemente, John Chamberlain, Jonas Mekas,
Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly, among others.

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