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Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970

Call Number

  • DVD 709.04 P1486 (CEN)

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Widescreen version.

Publication Information

Arthouse Films : Distributed by New Video,

Physical Description

1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed them informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman.


Originally produced as a motion picture in 1972.

Bonus features: interview with Emile de Antonio, essay by Doug Kellner.

Special features: Emile de Antonio comments ; Doug Kellner's essay.

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