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20 Top Art Documentaries - Artinfo February 12, 2012

February 12th, 2013 • Paul H-O
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By Tamara Weg


Nice list, thank you Tamara and Artinfo.com

Still from the film "Herb and Dorothy"

List in order of appearance until the last few

1."Basquiat, The Radient Child" - 2. "Guest of Cindy Sherman" - 3. "Manufactured Landscapes" 4. The Cave of Forgotten Dreams" - 5. "The Woodmans" - 6. "Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry" - 7. "Eames, the Architect and the Painter" - 8. "!Women Art Revolution" - 9. "Herb and Dorothy" - 10. "Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies" - 11. "Black, White, and Gray" - 12. "In the Realm of the Unreal" - 13. "Crumb" - 14. "Gerhard Richter Painting" - 15. "Louise Bourgeois, The Spider, The Mistress..." - 16. "Beauty is Embarrassing" - 17. "Waste Land" - 18. "Here is Always Somewhere Else" 19. "Ballet Russ" - 20. "Gregory Crewdson, Third Encounters"

Note: Tamara has worked with GalleryBeat, I'm proud to say and always hope we shall again. If there is a caveat, it's the Banksy film, "Exit Through the Gift Shop". It not only should be here but is better than Guest of Cindy Sherman and most of these films.

Classic GBTV Seedy Television, Beautiful People

January 25th, 2012 • Paul H-O
Episode 75 Part 3 of 3 (a really wonderful moment with missed Pat Hearn, Kristin Bowler in the bumper, fun) A long time ago, in the distant year 1994, an art fair started by medium sized art dealers Pat Hearn, Colin De Land, and Lisa Spellman started an art fair in the the historically seedy Gramercy Hotel. That is it I can't repeat it. It's all in 2 and 3.

Classy GalleryBeat Television - Mark De Suvero, Gramercy Art Fair

January 25th, 2012 • Paul H-O

Episode 75 Part 2 of 3 (sometimes I wish I could have had more discretion)

A long time ago, in the distant year 1994, medium-sized New York art dealers Pat Hearn, Colin De Land, and Lisa Spellman started an art fair in the the historically seedy Gramercy Hotel, famous for housing rock bands on tour and for it's piano bar. It was also located right across the street from very tony Gramercy Park, exclusive to the residents of said park, and you still need a key to enter it. This was the beginning of the contemporary art fair in the U.S., and would ultimately become one of the most lucrative trade fairs for art on earth, The Armory Show. I used to look forward to hitting the Gramercy Art Fair, with it's funky rooms turned into funkier New York and international galleries. Almost everyone had a bathroom show, and there were plenty of galleries we would never see again on the planet. Basically, it was a home-made art fair, on the cheap and using all the creativity artist and dealer could drum up for a 3 day run of fun, and maybe a sale or two.


March 30th, 2010 • Paul H-O
Everybody loves Amy Lipton and that goes 2x for me. She leads up Ecoartspace East Coast. Therein lay the rub. Ecoological art hasn't quite made it over the hump. At least as a form of documentation that will rivet me to what I'm seeing. It's a bit of a high school science fair with Birkenstocks. Lord knows I/we tried but it was just challenging. Our experiences with artist participants was mostly brittle but when we were left to our own devices then we had fun. It was like talking about a Prius, it's odd, a bit ducky, gets great gas mileage, the owners feel righteous, and we really want a Porche.

Classic Beat with Mike Smith and Doug Skinner

December 23rd, 2009 • Paul H-O
Artists Michael Smith and Douglas Skinner put together a series of puppet theater performances that were quite popular for their satirical realism of life whether it was art or insurance.  more »

The Original Gallery Beat Crew

November 18th, 2009 • Paul H-O
The original GalleryBeat TV crew - about midway through it's 20th Century life. We're in Chelsea, the weather is good, we've wrapped out the day, and I really wanted a group shot like this because the moment never returns.  more »