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Pop Art Icons - Warhol, Oldenburg, Lichtenstein

Oldenburg / Warhol / Lichtenstein / Oldenburg
Release Date: 11/16/2010 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 106063  
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

ANDY WARHOL – A portrait of the pop art idol (Art Documentary)
A film by Kim Evans

Produced and Directed by Kim Evans
Edited and Presented by Melvyn Bragg

Consumerism, glamour, disasters and mass media – Andy Warhol’s art is a mirror image of America. Son of Slovakian immigrants, he rose, with his Campbell’s Soup Cans and silk-screen-duplicated Marilyn, to become a Pop Art icon. His blond wig and eccentric lifestyle, and the wild goings-on at his legendary Factory became his trademarks. He turned art into a marketable and reproducible commodity. Designer, artist, film-maker, music producer and publisher – to some he was a genius, to others a shallow epigone. Kim Evans portrays the controversial
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"The documentary features a fascinating array of archival footage, film excerpts, and commentary from many of Warhol's closest friends and collaborators." -- PopMatters, 29.01.2010

Bonus:
- Picture gallery and trailer

Menu languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian
Audio languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian
Subtitles: French
Running time: 77 mins


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NOTES ON CLAES OLDENBURG
A Film by Gerald Fox

Giant hamburgers and soft toilets – his images of consumerism, executed in disorienting materials and dimensions, and environments made Claes Oldenburg a key figure in Pop Art. Today, his landscape art and large sculptures are modern monuments which have made this American artist famous far beyond the art world. Gerald Fox accompanied Oldenburg during the construction, in 1995, of one of these large-scale projects and the preparation of his Anthology retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum. Artists like Roy Lichtenstein give a glimpse into the world of a multi-faceted artist who transforms everyday objects into both sensual and ironical artworks.

Recording Date: 1996
Running Time: 53 min


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ROY LICHTENSTEIN (Art Documentary)
Produced and directed by Chris Hunt
Edited and presented by Melvyn Bragg

Blondes, superheroes and Mickey Mouse – with his drastically enlarged comic subjects, Lichtenstein caused a commotion in the art world of the 1960s. In 1964, a New York Times headline read: “One of the Worst Artists in America.“ Since then, the American artist who died in 1997 has come to rank as one of the greatest icons of pop art next to Andy Warhol. Benday dots became his trademark, his artworks seemingly anonymous, mechanical reproductions in the age of mass media, Disneyland and billboards. Chris Hunt met the likable artist in his New York studio and found himself face to face with a great painter as well as a “closet classicist.“

Bonus:
- Picture gallery
- Trailer

Menu languages: German, English
Audio language: German, English
Running time: 51 mins

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
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