I cannot wait for this film night at the much-praised “RAW” exhibit at Pasadena Museum of California Art. Three documentary films concerning three of California’s important visual artists will be screened in tandem to the exhibit.
Hans Burkhardt: The Artist’s World
1987, 37 min
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Estate Films, Inc.
An intimate portrait of Hans Burkhardt, this documentary features interviews with the artist in his studio and home as he reflects upon his life and work. Burkhardt reminisces about his early years in his native Switzerland and his arrival in New York, where he shared Arshile Gorky’s studio. Along with commentary from distinguished art historians, dealers and artists, Burkhardt traces the development of his art and life in Los Angeles, and his sojourns to Mexico, where created provocative works which proved prescient to his contemporaries’ in New York and Europe. Burkhardt is shown engaging many of his favorite works which today are increasingly regarded as being among the major paintings of Contemporary Art.
The Story of an Artist
1961 25 min
Directed by William Kronick, David L. Wolper Productions
Metaphor and Process: The Work of Robert Cremean
1988 25 min
Directed by Patti Day, Marguay Productions
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