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Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments
"In my paintings I'm not inventing; my ideas come from constantly investigating how things look."- ElIsworth Kelly Ellsworth Kelly is widely regarded as one of the most important abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers working today. Kelly insists on the connection…
James Salter: A Sport and a Past Time
This 54-minute documentary traces the writer James Salter's lifelong love affair with France, unforgettably expressed in his 1967 masterpiece, A Sport and a Pastime. The novel, a transcendent examination of sexual desire, follows an ill-fated love affair between a Yale…
John Szarkowski on Eugène Atget: Speaking of Art
"Szarkowksi's thinking, whether Americans know it or not, has become our thinking about photography." - US News & World Report,1990 During his nearly three-decade tenure as Director of the Department of Photography (1962-1991) at The Museum of Modern Art in…
John Szarkowski on John Szarkowski: Speaking of Art
Prior to accepting the position of Director of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in 1962, John Szarkowski had already received two Guggenheim fellowships for his own photography, had been given exhibitions at the Walker Art…
Harry Callahan: Eleanor and Barbara
This film documents Harry Callahan, one of the great masters of twentieth-century photography. Known for his repertoire of subjects - wife Eleanor, nature, the city - he produced a lifetime of work, which continues to influence a generation. Recognized for…
Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings
During the four decades of his career, Sol LeWitt produced more than 1200 wall drawings using a deliberately limited repertoire of lines and geometric shapes to create works of remarkable complexity. Born in 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut, LeWitt is considered…
Brice Marden
After a few seconds of footage from 1968 of the artist working, this powerful film moves into 1976, providing an intimate look at the enigmatic abstract painter, Brice Marden. Shot in 16mm shortly after Marden's 1975 exhibition at the Guggenheim,…
Carrie Mae Weems: Speaking of Art
In 2004 Checkerboard had the privilege of filming Carrie Mae Weems discussing her body of work, comprised of 17 projects spanning more than two decades (1981-2004). This dynamic presentation was accompanied by slides of the artist's photographs and excerpts from…
John Szarkowski on Ansel Adams: Speaking of Art
"Szarkowksi's thinking, whether Americans know it or not, has become our thinking about photography." - US News & World Report, 1990 During his nearly three-decade tenure as Director of the Department of Photography (1962-1991) at The Museum of Modern Art…
Eric Fischl: The Process of Painting
Developed as an adjunct to the exhibition Dive Deep: Eric Fischl and the Process of Painting, this 35-minute film is a co-production with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia. It is comprised of excerpts from interviews…
Tina Barney: Speaking of Art (Lecture)
Since 1975 Tina Barney has been producing large-scale photographs of family and friends. Her meticulous tableaux chronicle the complexity of interpersonal relationships. These lush color prints have been exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world from MoMA to…
Roy Lichtenstein: Reflections
Pop Art draws upon the style and imagery of advertising and popular culture to challenge our preconceptions about the nature of art itself. This film features one of the great pop artists of our time, discussing his work, his artistic…
Ellsworth Kelly & Jack Shear: - Kindred Aesthetics, Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village
The Shaker movement in America was founded by Ann Lee, a member of a religious sect near Manchester, England, that prophesized the imminent second appearance of Christ on earth. They were referred to as "Shaking Quakers" due to their ecstatic…
Duane Michals
A haunting and evocative film by the photographic master of mystic innuendo, Duane Michals. This film is divided into sections, some of which reproduce in Michals' well-known photographic stories, sequential images that add up to form a narrative. "The Bogeyman"…
Roy Lichtenstein: Drawings
This film was produced on the occasion of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It provides a useful overview to the work of Roy Lichtenstein, a seminal Pop artist, and gets behind the sometimes-impenetrably-slick surfaces…
Yvonne Jacquette: Autumn Expansion
The American painter and printer Yvonne Jacquette is best known for her aerial landscapes of cities and towns, which incorporate distinctive brushwork. Yvonne Jacquette: Autumn Expansion, filmed in 1981, explores the artist's creative process as she creates a triptych that…
Inventing Cornell Tech: The Vision
Ground has been broken on Roosevelt Island for New York City's newest academic campus - the sustainable, high tech home of Cornell Tech, a radical reconception of graduate level engineering study for the information age. Over the next three years,…