Probably THE definitive documentary about the history of New York City’s art scene, from the beginning of World War II to the height of the Vietnam War era.
Emile de Antonio was a Marxist filmmaker who mostly directed political documentaries about subjects ranging from the Kennedy assassination to the Weathemen. He realized, at some point, that he was a friend to or acquainted with all of the great artists residing in NYC at this time. So this gives a great look into their work, their process, and their situation.
- Deep Cuts: Emile de Antonio’s Final Gift to the WCFTR (wcftr.wordpress.com)
- How much does gender influence the art world? (telegraph.co.uk)
- Is it art? (omstreifer.wordpress.com)
- Commentary: Nick Carone-A Primer on Abstract Expressionism in Its Prime (hamptonsarthub.com)
- Astonishing Abstract (rubyabode.wordpress.com)