Alex Katz Painting
Running time: 28 minutes
Directed by Rudy Burckhardt
Made in 1978, this short 16mm documentary film examines the work of artist Alex Katz (born 1927), one of the most influential of post-war American painters. Directed by Swiss-American filmmaker and photographer Rudolph Burckhardt, it depicts Katz at work drawing and painting, his studio in Maine, his models and the preparation and installation of an exhibition. In the film, Katz talks freely and openly about his work and the development of his style, influence and perception. Alex Katz Painting has been described by the American poet Ron Padgett as “like spending a couple of days with this great and articulate artist.”
Reservation is not necessary, but places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.