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Title Who gets to call it art? [videorecording] : the legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994 / Palm Pictures, Arthouse Films ; produced and directed by Peter Rosen ; produced by Peter Rosen Productions and MUSE Film and Television.

Imprint New York, NY : Palm Pictures, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    GELD WGC    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    709.04 WHO    Available
Description 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features: Additional artist interviews (14 min.); Q&A with James Rosenquist, Larry Poons, and director Peter Rosen [audio feature]; Fotodeath, a Claes Oldenburg "happening" [featurette] (15 min.); US Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Palm previews (6 min.); weblinks [requires a DVD-ROM drive and Internet access].
Contents Who gives a rat's ass? -- I'm Henry...just Henry -- Silent minority -- Living on nothing -- Having the time to feel sorry for yourself -- I'd learn from the artists -- Henry and Andy -- Pop Art -- Henry's show -- I've been working my ass off -- Arrangements don't last -- End credits.
Credits Editor, Jed Parker ; cameras, Yan Vizinberg, Joel Shapiro, William H. Miller, Jonathan Rho.
Performer Jasper Johns, John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Ivan Karp, Calvin Tomkins, Larry Poons, James Rosenquist, Jonas Mekas, George Lois, David Hockney, Mark Di Suvero, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Bellamy, Francesco Clemente, Franz Kline, Hilton Kramer, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella.
Summary Henry Geldzahler (1935-94), star curator and cultural impresario, lived a life worth examining. The first curator of the Department of 20th-Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum, first director of visual arts for the National Endowment of the Arts, and the first full-time commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, his landmark 1969 show at the Metropolitan is still remembered with awe. "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" filled 35 galleries with more than 400 groundbreaking works of contemporary art. This film is not a full biographical examination of this singular figure's life, but rather a portrait in profile, as many of 'his' artists talk about Geldzahler and what his friendship meant to them.
System Details DVD, region 1 ; stereo.
Subject Geldzahler, Henry.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Art museum curators.
Art -- Social aspects.
Art -- United States -- 20th century.
Artists -- United States -- Interviews.
Art museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York.
Art museum curators -- United States -- 20th century.
Nineteen sixties.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Biographical films
Added Author Rosen, Peter, 1943-
Johns, Jasper, 1930-
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011-
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997.
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970.
Karp, Ivan.
Tomkins, Calvin, 1925-
Poons, Larry.
Rosenquist, James, 1933-
Mekas, Jonas, 1922-
Lois, George.
Hockney, David.
Di Suvero, Mark, 1933-
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-
Bellamy, Richard.
Clemente, Francesco, 1952-
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962.
Kramer, Hilton.
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008.
Stella, Frank.
Peter Rosen Productions.
MUSE Film and Television.
Palm Pictures.
Added Title Legend of Henry Geldzahler, 1935-1994
Standard No. 660200313524
Music No. PALMDV3135 Palm Pictures

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