Painters Painting for June ART Movie Night

THURSDAY, JUNE 30TH, 2011

PAINTERS PAINTING

Curated by Zach Clark
Theme: Painting

A candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970. Painters Painting is a vibrant collective portrait of the legendary figures who powered the tumultuous post-war New York art scene. Immediate and irreverent, the film has the feeling of an intimate conservation. De Antonio shows artists (and their critics and patrons) gossiping, drinking, and talking about life and art, and in the process illuminates the genesis of Abstract Expressionism. Footage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s landmark exhibition New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970 supplements the film. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in contemporary art, Painters Painting brilliantly captures a turning point in American art and culture.

116 minutes (1973)