Oh My God! It's Harrod Blank

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Art Car Shorts
This is a compilation of short film portraits of art car artists filmed and edited by Harrod Blank. Shooting began in 1995 and editing was completed in 2008. Shorter versions of these portraits appeared in the film Automorphosis in 2009. The goal of creating these portraits was Blank's attempt to…
Automorphosis
Automorphosis, a follow up to Harrod Blank's Wild Wheels, looks further into the minds and hearts of an inspiring collection of eccentrics, visionaries, and just plain folks who have transformed their autos into artworks. On a humorous and touching journey, we discover what drives the creative process for these unconventional…
Wild Wheels
Harrod Blank's comic and revealing exploration of Art Cars -- customized automobiles which reflect the individualistic spirit of their drivers. Traveling across the country in his own wildly decorated VW bug, the filmmaker discovers a memorable cast of real-life characters obsessed with transforming their cars into mobile works of art.
Driving the Dream - Art Cars
Harrod Blank, who introduced the world to the art car with his moveable epic Wild Wheels, is back with an in-depth look at the personalities behind these multi-wheeled works of art. This time, he focuses on Gene Pool's "Grass Bus", Harry Sperl's "Hamburger Harley", Hyler Bracey's horn and whistle adorned…
Design and Thinking
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Agnes Martin - With My Back to the World
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The Colours of My Father - A Portrait of Painter Sam Borenstein
An Oscar-nominated short documentary about a talented painter, made by his daughter. With great singleness of purpose, Sam Borenstein painted for over 40 years. Despite his obvious talent it was only near the end of his life that his work began to be known. Twenty years after the artist's death,…
Hitler’s Art Dealer
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In Munich in 2013 a giant haul of missing masterpieces was discovered. Cornelius Gurlitt was the man behind it and we investigate how his father's job was to purchase works for Hitler himself as part of his Fuhrermuseum
Van Gogh’s Guardian
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Auguste Rodin is acknowledged as a colossus that bestrode 19th and early 20th century sculpture: his iconic works The Thinker, The Kiss and The Burghers of Calais are so compelling that they have become part of our visual vocabulary. When he died in 1917 he had become a popular hero…
Sickert's London - The Father of Modern British Painting
Although Walter Sickert is considered the father of modern British painting, he was born in Germany. He became Britain's most famous artist but after his death he drifted into obscurity, ironically rejected for the same inventive spirit that had first made his name. He remains one of the undiscovered heroes…
The Artist's Studio: Meyer Schapiro Visits George Segal - A Conversation Between an Art Historian and an Acclaimed Sculptor
This film documents an intimate conversation between the art historian (Meyer Schapiro) and the artist (George Segal) as they discuss Segal's plaster sculptures in relation to the European tradition and to contemporaries, from Giotto to Abstract Expressionism. Focusing on process, material, color and theory, Schapiro and Segal examine the artist's…