Film Recommendations – August 2020

August 12, 2020

Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Possible

Not Rated | 1h 26min

What is art? This was the question posed by Marcel Duchamp when he put a urinal in an art show in 1917. The film highlights the singular impact of Duchamp’s philosophy and art, and, more importantly, examines how Duchamp’s revolutionary ideas from the early 20th century are still shaping art and culture in the 21st century. It also features interviews with some of the most prominent Duchamp experts and artists, including Marina Abramović, Joseph Kosuth, Ed Ruscha, Michel Gondry and Jeff Koons.

Where to Watch

Rent: Amazon, iTunes

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Visite A Picasso

Not Rated | 1h 35min

This 20-minute film made in 1949 by Belgian filmmaker Paul Haesaerts shows Pablo Picasso at his home in Vallauris, painting on glass with a camera rolling on the other side of the pane.

Where to Watch
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Brillo Box

Not Rated | 40min

A documentary short film about how a Warhol Brillo Box sculpture went from one family’s living room to the global art market—and from $200 to over $3.3 million at auction.

Where to Watch

Stream: HBO

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