F I L M O G R A P H Y


Roy Lichtenstein on film and video (through 1998) from the database of
The Program for Art on Film www.artfilm.com.




ADVENTURE OF MODERN ART, THE: POP ART: THE TEST OF THE OBJECT
(AVENTURE DE L'ART MODERNE, L': L'EPREUVE DE L'OBJET)

Series Title: Adventure of Modern Art, The ; No. 10
52 min. col. 16mm; video 1980 France English (French
language version also avail.)
Dir. Carlos Vilardebo
Prod. Agency: FR3; Societe Nouvelle Pathe Cinema
Source (US): The Roland Collection
Intl. Source: Anthony Roland Films (GB)
Intl. Source: France 3 (FR)
Collage of interviews and modern works of art, interspersed
with rock music, photographs, archival footage, and newsreels to
document how the cult of the object has transformed the art
world. Examples include the Pop Art movement in the United States
(Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Roy
Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselman, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol) and in
Great Britain (Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Peter Blake,
Allen Jones), and the New Realists in France (Yves Klein, Jean
Tinguely, Cesar, Christo, Arman, Martial Raysse). With the
participation of American dealer Leo Castelli. The Adventure of
Modern Art series, No. 10 of 13.
Aud./Grade Level: G


AMERICAN ART IN THE SIXTIES
57 min. col. 16mm; video 1973 United States English
Dir. Michael Blackwood Prod. Michael Blackwood
Prod. Agency: Blackwood Productions Inc.
Source (US): Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.
Source (US): Rental-see Educational Film & Video Locator
Uses interviews with artists and other key figures to portray
the energy and activity of the 1960s in American art. The
response to Abstract Expressionism took various forms, including
Pop Art, Minimalism, and Performance Art. Includes the work of
Carl Andre, Ron Davis, Dan Flavin, Sam Francis, Helen
Frankenthaler, Edward Kienholz, Robert Irwin, Jasper Johns,
Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis,
Robert Morris, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Jules Olitski,
Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Ed Ruscha, George Segal, Frank
Stella, Andy Warhol, and Jack Youngerman. Also includes
commentary by composer John Cage, art dealer Leo Castelli, and
art critic Clement Greenberg.
Aud./Grade Level: G; H; C; A


ANDY WARHOL AND ROY LICHTENSTEIN
Series Title: USA: Artists
30 min. b&w 16mm 1966 United States English
Dir. Lane Slate
Prod. Agency: NET
Source (US): Indiana University Audio Visual Center
Source (US): Rental-see Educational Film & Video Locator
Intl. Source: British Film Institute (GB)
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923) discuss
Pop Art and their use of common objects as models. Lichtenstein
is shown at work on a painting, a sculpture, and a creation using
a special irridescent plastic background that changes character
as the position of the viewer changes. Warhol explains how his
first Pop Art work came about and describes his endeavors in film
and floating sculpture. Shows Warhol working on a silkscreen
print, creating a floating sculpture, and relaxing with friends.
USA: Artists series.
Aud./Grade Level: G; J; H; C


ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM, THE
19 min. col. video 1993 United States English
Dir. Robert Passaro Prod. Robert Passaro; James A. Fisher
Prod. Agency: Carnegie Institute; Dia Center for the Arts; Andy
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Source (US): Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art
Describes how the Dia Art Foundation and the Andy Warhol
Foundation, both in New York City, and the Carnegie Institute in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pooled their collections of art, films,
and archival material to create the largest single-artist museum
in the world, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Artists and
friends talk about the life and work of American artist Andy
Warhol (1928-1987): Phillip Johnston, director of the Carnegie
Museum of Art; Tom Armstrong, director of the Andy Warhol Museum;
Mark Francis, curator at the Andy Warhol Museum; Vincent Fremont,
art sales agent and consultant at the Andy Warhol Foundation for
the Visual Arts; Charles Wright, executive director of the Dia
Center for the Arts; Fred Hughes, chairman emeritus and
co-founder of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts;
artists Roy Lichtenstein, Yoko Ono, Jamie Wyeth, and Philip
Pearlstein; art historian Henry Geldzahler; art curator David
Whitney; art dealers Leo Castelli and Ivan Karp; John Warhola,
Warhol's brother; and friends Jane Holzer, Kenneth Jay Lane,
Brigid Berlin, Dominick Dunne, James Curley, and Sean Lennon.
Describes the new Andy Warhol Museum, located in an industrial
warehouse built in 1911 in Pittsburgh. Shows various works by
Warhol. Includes aerial views of Pittsburgh.
Comments: Produced to promote the museum's Spring 1994 opening.
Adequately orients the viewer to the space and locale of the new
museum, and to its mission of propagating the art historical
significance of Warhol and his work. Limited by the somewhat
bland and superficial level of a public relations piece, however.
Somehow all of the interviewees, whether Lichtenstein or
Armstrong, seem to say the same thing. They never really offer
any intimate knowledge of Warhol as a person and an artist or any
highly sensitized reaction to his work, making the artist seem
even more like a commodity. Production quality high. (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


ART CARS
2 min. col. video 1986 United States English
Dir. Christian Jara Prod. Martin Rhatigan
Prod. Agency: Christian Jara Associates in association with Zacks
& Perrier, Inc.
During the years 1978 to 1986, American artists Alexander
Calder, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and Roy
Lichtenstein were each commissioned to "paint" a BMW racing car.
The result of their efforts is a multisource videowall display
consisting of fifteen laser disc programs running on separate TV
monitors synchronously.
Aud./Grade Level: G


ART DREAM, THE
4 min. col. video 1988 United States Nonverbal
Dir. David Haxton
Prod. Agency: William Paterson College
Source (US): William Paterson College
Uses computer animation to produce three-dimensional
re-creations of paintings by twentieth-century artists,
simulating movement within the works. Shown are Les Demoiselles
d'Avignon and The Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso, Red Studio by
Henri Matisse, The Soothsayer's Recompense and The Disquieting
Muses by Giorgio de Chirico, The Harlequin's Carnival by Joan
Miro, Broadway Boogie-Woogie by Piet Mondrian, and Composition
with Red, Blue and Yellow by Roy Lichtenstein. Also simulated is
a sculpture room by Swiss painter, sculptor, and printmaker
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966).
Comments: Interesting and well crafted. (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: G


ART IN AN AGE OF MASS CULTURE
31 min. col. 16mm; video 1991 United States English (German
language version also avail.)
Dir. Michael Blackwood Prod. Michael Blackwood
Exec. Prod.: Beaute Pinkerneil
Prod. Agency: Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.
Source (US): Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.
Exhibition curators Kirk Varnedoe and Adam Gopnik and critic
Sasha Newman walk through the 1991 exhibition "High & Low: High
Art and Popular Culture" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
City. They relate how the works were selected to show the
relationship between modernism and mass culture and point out the
influence of advertising, comics, caricature, and graffiti.
Includes interviews with some of the artists included in the
show: Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Jeff Koons, Jenny
Holzer, Elizabeth Murray, Peter Halley, and Robert Yarber. Critic
Arthur C. Danto comments on the ideas presented in the
exhibition.
Evaluation: Serves as a visual catalogue for the "High & Low"
exhibition, with an advantageous view of the installation.
Evaluates some of the issues surrounding the show and increases
our understanding of why pieces were selected. Like an apologia
or post-mortem, it raises some questions about how the curators
defined and limited their topic and about the success of the
exhibition in meeting its goals. Evaluators found the comments of
the artists more satisfying to see and hear than the discourse of
the curators. Very slick production, but could have been more
innovative since so much of pop culture is based in the video
image. Acceptable, even intriguing, if disappointing at times.
Technical quality good to very good. Content fair to good.
Programming potential mostly good (range of opinion from fair to
very good).
Comments: Badly written. Falls into the trap of using too much
art jargon and ironically parallels the theoretical and
contextual spewing of Varnedoe and Gopnik. The authority of these
two curators is marred by their awkwardness in front of the
camera. In a few cases when Varnedoe is speaking, the camera
wanders around the exhibition rather than staying fixed on the
work being discussed. The curators and critics make the same
points, so the narration and commentary are redundant. Do we
really need another film on a badly conceived show? (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: G
Special Audience(s): Artists
Reviews: Art on Screen Close-Ups, Spring 92; Video Rating Guide
for Libraries, Fall 92


ART SCENE, U.S.A
17 min. col. 16mm 1966 United States English
Dir. Ed Emshwiller
Prod. Agency: United States Information Agency
Source (US): National Audiovisual Center (Foreign distribution)
Source (US): Rental-see Educational Film & Video Locator
Intl. Source: Central Film Library (GB) (Rental)
A survey, using a minimum of narration, of present day
painters, sculptors, and dancers of the United States who are
representative of the vitality, experimentation, and creativity
of a society which promotes the arts. Includes artists: Andrew
Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Edward
Kienholz, Robert Motherwell, Alexander Calder, Marisol, Jackson
Pollock, and Ben Shahn; and the dance companies of Merce
Cunningham, Martha Graham, and Alwin Nikolais.
Aud./Grade Level: G; H


ART TODAY: VOL. 1, NO. 1
Series Title: ART today
52 min. col. video 1990 United States English
Prod. Agency: Arts Video News Service, Inc.
Source (US): Arts Video News Service, Inc.
One in a continuing series of video magazines reporting on
contemporary art in the galleries and museums of New York City.
Covered in this issue are: Ashley Bickerton at the Sonnabend
Gallery; Joan Mitchell at the Robert Miller Gallery, Sandro Chia
at Sperone Westwater, David Reed at the Max Protech Gallery,
Mario Merz at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Jennifer Bolande
at Metro Pictures, Rainer Fetting at 500 Greenwich Street, a
visit to William Wegman's studio, Jonathan Lasker at the Massimo
Audiello Gallery, Chris Burden at Kent Fine Art, R. M. Fischer at
Jay Gorney Modern Art, Nancy Shaver at the Curt Marcus Gallery,
and Roy Lichtenstein at the Mary Boone Gallery and the Leo
Castelli Gallery. Commentary is by critics and art historians,
including Jerry Saltz, Klaus Kertess, Emily Braun, Arthur Danto,
Donald Kuspit, Jack Bankowsky, Stephen Westfall, Douglas Blau,
and Robert Rosenblum. ART today series, Vol. 1, No. 1.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Reviews: Village Voice, 24 Oct 89


CHALLENGE, THE: A TRIBUTE TO MODERN ART
104 min. col. 35mm; 16mm 1975 United States English
Dir. Herbert Kline Prod. Herbert Kline; Julius Evans
Prod. Agency: Worldview Productions, Inc.; New Line Cinema
Intl. Source: Glenbuck Films (GB)
American filmmaker Orson Welles and French art critic Pierre
Schneider guide viewers on a survey of twentieth-century art.
Part One discusses fauvism, cubism, futurism, surrealism, Dada,
abstract art, and abstract expressionism (i.e., action painting).
The following artists are seen on camera: Henri Matisse, Georges
Braque, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Joan
Miro, Alexander Calder, Hans Richter, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali,
Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Pierre Soulages, Wou-Ki Zao,
Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell. Part
Two discusses kinetic art, op art, pop art, and conceptual art.
The following artists are seen on camera: Fernand Leger, Alberto
Giacometti, Andre Masson, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Anthony
Caro, Louise Nevelson, Giacomo Manzu, Isamu Noguchi, Yaacov Agam,
Bridget Riley, Maria Helena Vieria da Silva, Romare Bearden,
Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Wolfram, George Segal,
Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Joseph Beuys, and Claes Oldenburg. Works
of numerous other artists are also shown and discussed briefly.
Critics or commentators who appear on camera include Robert
Hughes, Peggy Guggenheim, John Russell, Suzi Gablik, Richard
Johnson, Henri Langlois, and David Thompson. Filmed in Paris,
Rome, Munich, New York, Venice, Carrara, Washington, D.C., and
other cities.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Awards: Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, 1975


CLAES OLDENBURG
52 min. col. video 1997 Great Britain English
Dir. Gerald Fox Prod. Gerald Fox
Prod. Agency: RM Arts; London Weekend Television
Source (US): Home Vision
Intl. Source: RM Arts (GB)
Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) was born in Sweden and grew up in the
United States. He came to prominence in the 1960s with
over-scaled sculptures inspired by food and other domestic items.
One of the foremost exponents of the Pop Art movement, he has
collaborated since 1977 with his wife Coosje van Bruggen on a
number of large-scale projects. Filmed on location at the
artists' studio and at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the
artists discuss their work. Artists Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein,
and other art experts are also interviewed.
Aud./Grade Level: G


DRAWINGS OF ROY LICHTENSTEIN, THE: 1961-1986
20 min. col. video 1987 United States English
Dir. Edgar B. Howard; Seth Schneidman Prod. Edgar B. Howard
Prod. Agency: Checkerboard Foundation, Inc., in association with
the Museum of Modern Art
Source (US): Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Source (US): Museum of Modern Art Circ. Film Library
American artist Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923) discusses the
importance of drawing to his creative process. Filmed in
Lichtenstein's studio and during the exhibition "The Drawings of
Roy Lichtenstein: 1961-1986" held in 1987 at the Museum of Modern
Art in New York City.
Aud./Grade Level: G
Available from the Checkerboard Film Foundation.

END OF THE ART WORLD
35 min. col.& b&w 16mm; video 1971 United States English
Dir. Alexis Rafael Krasilovsky Prod. Alexis Rafael Krasilovsky
Source (US): Rafael Film
Source (US): Canyon Cinema
Source (US): Facets Multimedia (Video)
Intl. Source: Arts Council of Great Britain Film Library (GB)
Presents the contemporary art scene in a style reflecting the
artists whose aesthetics it explores. Includes works by Jasper
Johns, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Michael Snow,
Walter de Maria, Nancy Spero, Roy Lichtenstein, and Philip Glass.
Shows Rauschenberg working in his studio. Interviews Lichtenstein
and artists Jo Baer and Joseph Kosuth, and Henry Geldzahler,
curator of twentieth-century art at The Metropolitan Museum of
Art. Title refers to the bomb that is placed in Geldzahler's
office that destroys the "art world."
Comments: Very dated in its style. Poor technical qualities. The
out-of-focus and montage effects are more annoying than
innovative. Manages to convey the playfulness of the art of the
sixties and early seventies. Presents contradictory views on the
"art world" that are never fully resolved. (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Special Audience(s): Art students
Reviews: Artforum; Millenium; Los Angeles Times


HIGH AND LOW: MODERN ART AND POPULAR CULTURE
28 min. col. video 1990 United States English
Dir. Jeffrey Owen Jones Prod. Jeffrey Owen Jones
Prod. Agency: Manhattan Media Enterprises, Inc.
Source (US): Manhattan Media Enterprises, Inc.
Describes the interrelationship between fine art and images
from popular culture, including advertising, graffiti,
caricature, and comics. Describes how artists appropriated images
from printing typefaces, mail order catalogs, and newspapers or
incorporated the objects themselves into their works. Explains
that the influence of popular culture or "high" art occurs in
many periods from the cubist work of Pablo Picasso and Georges
Braque, who used newspaper clippings in their paintings and
collages, to the comic book images of Roy Lichtenstein. Shows
works by Alexander Rodchenko, Kurt Schwitters, Fernand Leger,
Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Raoul Hausmann, and Joan Miro.
Also presents work by pop artists Richard Hamilton, Claes
Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns.
Looks at the graffiti-inspired art of Cy Twombly and Jean
Dubuffet. Examines how cartoons by animator Winsor McCay and
comic book artists Robert Crumb and George Herriman influenced Ed
Ruscha, Philip Guston, Elizabeth Murray, and Jeff Koons.
Concludes with the work of Jenny Holzer. Produced in conjunction
with the exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Modern Art,
New York City, in 1990. Narrated by curator Kirk Varnedoe.
Evaluation: Informed, professional, articulate, interesting, and
valuable, given that it is essentially a filmed lecture. Serves
as record of and guide to the exhibition. For some evaluators, a
nice adjunct that may give a better sense of the thinking behind
the exhibition than the exhibition itself. In reasonably clear
terms, outlines the thesis for the exhibition. Mostly accessible,
substantially relates who, when, why, and how. Addresses how
popular culture got into art but not if and why it becomes art
once appropriated: does not distinguish "high" from "low."
Somewhat exclusionary--for example, section on graffiti ignores
"graffiti" artists like Keith Haring (1958-1990) and Jean Michel
Basquiat (1960-1988). over-worked script, too many adjectives;
Varnedoe an uneasy narrator in front of rear projections and
transparencies of the art. If not overly complicated for the
unschooled, perhaps oversimplified for the knowledgeable.
Technical quality fair. Content fair to good. Programming
potential fair to very good (balanced range of opinion).
Comments: Effectively outlines the context and constructs of the
exhibition. (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


KUNST 66: HINWEISE, ANSICHTEN UND TENDENZEN
56 min. col. unknown 1966 Federal Republic of Germany German
Dir. Gerd Winkler
Prod. Agency: Hessischer Rundfunk
Intl. Source: Hessischer Rundfunk (GER)
Surveys 1966 trends in pictorial art, showing the work of
German artists Gunter Haese, Horst Antes, Gunther Uecker, and
Werner Schreib; Swiss painter Karl Gerstner; American painter,
sculptor, and printmaker Roy Lichtenstein; L. Gosewitz, Alfred
Schmela, and Ay-o. Includes commentary by artists and gallery
owners.
Aud./Grade Level: C; A


LEARNING TO SEE AND UNDERSTAND: DEVELOPING VISUAL LITERACY
42 min. col.? video 19?? United States English
Prod. Agency: Center for Humanities
Source (US): Center for Humanities
Source (US): Guidance Associates (Video sales)
Heightens visual awareness and understanding by presenting
various forms of expression such as the decorative arts, posters,
cartoons, movie stills, and advertising. Shows paintings by
Leonardo da Vinci, Francesco Goya, Albert Bierstadt, Henri
Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Andrew Wyeth, Ellsworth Kelly, Josef
Albers, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist. Filmmaker Stanley
Kubrick, writer Kurt Vonnegut, anthropologist Ruth Benedict, and
media critic Marshall McLuhan talk about visual literacy.
Aud./Grade Level: J; H; C; A
Reviews: Previews


LEO CASTELLI
Series Title: Video Vasari
20 min. b&w video 1976 United States English
Prod. Agency: Albright-Knox Art Gallery
A program in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's series of video
documents on art. Interviews American art dealer Leo Castelli
(b.1907), who has represented such avant-garde artists as Andy
Warhol, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns. Frank
Stella reflects on his dealings with Castelli. Video Vasari
series.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


LEO CASTELLI: CONVERSATIONS ON 30 YEARS AS A NEW YORK ART DEALER
29 min. col. video 1987 United States English
Dir. Ann Hindry; Nancy Jones
Prod. Agency: Art New York
Celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Leo Castelli (b.1907)
as an art dealer. Presents his opening-night gala and goes
behind the scenes of shows for painters Jasper Johns and Roy
Lichtenstein. Castelli discusses his first meetings with artists
Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, James Rosenquist,
and Claes Oldenburg and the impact of minimalism and
conceptualism in the late 1960s. Shows the work of Donald Judd,
Dan Flavin, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, and others.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


LICHTENSTEIN IN LONDON
20 min. col. 16mm; video 1968 Great Britain English
Dir. Bruce Beresford
Prod. Agency: British Film Institute for the Arts Council of
Great Britain
Source (US): The Roland Collection
Source (US): Kent State University Audio Visual Services (16mm)
Intl. Source: Anthony Roland Films (GB)
Intl. Source: Arts Council of Great Britain (GB)
Records the impact of American artist Roy Lichtenstein's
(b.1923) work on the public and their reactions to it in the
context of a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery,
London, which attracted unprecedented attention and proved one of
the most popular ever held there. Shows the early paintings based
on magazine ads and comic strip cartoons, such as Stove 1962 and
Whaam! 1963, groups of girls' heads and landscapes, where the
representation of the printed image is further refined, and later
pastiches of the "modern" art and architecture of the 1930s,
including one or two sculptures. Commentary juxtaposes remarks by
the public approving, questioning, or even rejecting the work,
with extracts from previously recorded interviews with the artist
made by the critics Alan Solomon for WNET, New York, and David
Sylvester for the BBC. (Arts Council of Great Britain)
Aud./Grade Level: G; H; C; A


MAGIC V
3 min. col. 16mm 1966 United States Nonverbal?
Prod. Winston Kulok
Presents the opening of a show of works by American artist Roy
Lichtenstein (b.1923) at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City,
seen as transformations between art objects and observers.
Aud./Grade Level: G


MASTERWORKS
(HUNDERT MEISTERWERKE--AUS DEN GROSSEN MUSEEN DER WELT)
Series Title: Masterworks from Great Museums
145 programs, 10 min. ea. col. 35mm; 16mm; video 1988 France;
Federal Republic of Germany; Austria English (French and German
language versions also avail.)
Dir. Reiner Moritz
Prod. Agency: RM Arts; Westdeutscher Rundfunk; ORF
Intl. Source: RM Associates (GB) (Broadcast)
Intl. Source: RM Arts (GER)
Series of 145 ten-minute programs, each one focusing on a
painting, appraising its character and content. Examines works in
some of the world's finest art collections, galleries, and
museums, including the Louvre and Centre Pompidou, Paris;
National Gallery, West Berlin; Tate Gallery, London; Neue
Pinakothek and Lenbachhaus, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam;
Prado Museum, Madrid; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice;
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Hamburger
Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Wallraff-Richartz Museum, Cologne;
Berlin-Dahlem Art Gallery; Kunstmuseum, Basel; Kunsthaus, Zurich;
Art Institute of Chicago; The National Gallery of Art,
Washington, D.C.; Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge,
Massachusetts; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City;
Museum Moderner Kunst and Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Musee
Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels; Skagens Museum,
Skagens, Denmark; Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo; Gulbenkian Foundation
Centre for Modern Art, Lisbon; Atheneumin Taidemuseo, Helsinki;
and the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
Examines the following works in the collection of the Museum of
Modern Art, New York City: Farewells (1911) by Umberto Boccioni,
Dutch Interior (1928) by Joan Miro, The Meeting (1953) by Richard
Lindner, Christina's World (1948) by Andrew Wyeth, and Flag
(1955) by Jasper Johns. Also views works there by Grant Wood,
Edward Hopper, Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Examines the following works in the collection of the National
Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh: Reverend Robert Walker Skating by
Henry Raeburn, Madonna and Child by Giulio Romano, Interior of
Saint Bavo's, Haarlem by Pieter Saenredan, William Bethune and
Family by David Wilkie, and The Storm by William McTaggart.
Examines the following works in the collection of the National
Gallery, West Berlin: Cut with the Kitchen Knife by Hannah Hoch,
Flanders by Otto Dix, The Flute Concert by Adolph von Menzel,
Medieval City on the Banks of a River by Karl Friedrich Schinkel,
and The Poor Poets by Carl Spitzweg.
At the Prado Museum, Madrid, examines Las Meninas by Diego
Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez. At the Kunstmuseum, Basel,
analyzes The Burning Giraffe by Salvador Dali. At the Louvre,
Paris, explores The Raft of Medusa by Theodore Gericault.
At the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, discusses works by
twentieth-century painters Yves Tanguy, Jean Dubuffet, and Sonia
Delaunay-Terk.
At the Hermitage Museum and the Russian State Museum,
Leningrad, features works by Marc Chagall, Paul Gauguin,
Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Russian artists Ilja Efimovic Repin,
Ljubov Sergeevna Popova, Mihajl Vasil'evic Nesterov, and Mihajl
Aleksandrovic Vrubel.
At various Scandinavian galleries and museums examines works by
Andrea Mantegna, Pieter Bruegel, Francisco Jose de Goya y
Lucientes, Peter Paul Rubens, Hans Holbein, Veronese, Edvard
Munch, Emil Nolde, George Grosz, Otto Dix, Kazimir Malevich, Joan
Miro, and Man Ray. Hosted by art historian Edwin Mullins.
Masterworks from Great Museums series.
Evaluation: MASTERWORKS: NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND: HENRY
RAEBURN: REV. ROBERT WALKER SKATING
The visual approach of this series is to focus the camera on the
individual painting in question, with some cutaways to other
works by the artist, and--in this instance at least--minimal
camera movement. Voice-over narration provides history,
background, and analysis of the painting.
The script provides a succinct discussion of Raeburn's career
and style, Edinburgh patrons, the role of the portraitist in his
period, and even the Raeburn room at the National Gallery of
Scotland. A little visual analysis supports the speculative
identification of this painting as a Raeburn. (But is an
unattributed painting the proper focus to discuss Raeburn?) Good
art-historical information, but static filmmaking. For most
evaluators, a nice, if limited, approach; a minority found it
elementary, insubstantial, and dull. Series format, economically
spending ten minutes per painting, is basically good.
Technical quality, content, and programming potential all
judged good.

MASTERWORKS: NATIONAL GALLERY, BERLIN: HANNA HOECH: CUT WITH
THE KITCHEN KNIFE
Ambitious stab at explaining the artist, her society, and the
Dada movement, of which she was part--all in just ten minutes.
Essentially accurate, fairly effective with interesting subject
matter, though it cannot provide enough exploration of the
historical references to Weimar Germany or Dada for the
uninformed viewer. Hoch's detailed photomontage is difficult to
film in a way true to the work; it requires a careful, slow
reading to discover its juxtapositions and disjunctions. Details
are often dark and hard to see; framing and loose camera don't
integrate the fascinating bits of information back into the whole
work. Reading it as a cast of characters deprives the full image
of some of its angry power. Too "nice" a film, without real
feeling for how "shocking" Hoch's political and social life was,
but does heighten the viewer's interest.
Technical quality fair to good. Content fair to very good (even
range of opinion). Programming potential good.

MASTERWORKS: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK: UMBERTO BOCCIONI,
JOAN MIRO
Script very ambitious; dense, wordy, overloaded with
information. Narrator is sententious and oracular, pompous,
overbearing. The format offers a chance for careful exposition of
a single painting but we get a relentless barrage of words and so
much information that it's difficult to follow. Too much
interpretation with inadequate formal analysis. And whose is the
anonymous voice of authority? Cries out for a human presence.
Never allows us to just look. Doesn't show paintings well enough
to identify scale or details described. Makes verbal comparisons
but doesn't show compared works side by side, and the cutting
back and forth is not effective. May help novices get a grasp on
how to look at paintings, but a slide lecture of the same works
would be more serviceable for education. Of two segments
evaluated, Miro much better than Boccioni.
Technical quality, content, and programming potential all
judged fair.
Aud./Grade Level: G
Reviews: Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr 87; Video Insider, 15 Sept 86;
Chicago Sun Times, 19 Aug 86; Billboard, 19 July 86; Daily Mail;
Daily Telegraph; Financial Times


MEDIEN UND DAS BILD, DIE: ANDY WARHOL'S KUNST
Series Title: Westkunst: Zeitgenossische Kunst seit 1939 ; Part 6
44 min. col. video 1981 Federal Republic of Germany German
Prod. Agency: Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Intl. Source: WDR International (GER)
Series that provides a historical context for works of art in
the exhibition "Westkunst: Zeitgenossische Kunst seit 1939" held
in Cologne, West Germany. Part 6 presents the work of American
artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) in various media, including
painting, photography, film, music, and television. American art
critic Henry Geldzahler, a longtime friend of Warhol, comments on
the artist's work. Compares Warhol's use of different media with
that of American artists Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg.
Shows Warhol at work and excerpts from his films EMPIRE, SLEEP,
KITCHEN, and HENRY GELDZAHLER. Westkunst: Zeitgenossische Kunst
seit 1939 series, Part 6 of 9.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


MUSEUM HAT IMMER STAUB, EIN: STEDELIJK-MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM
Series Title: Museen der Welt
45 min. col.& b&w 16mm 1984 Federal Republic of Germany
German
Long version (Short version, 25 min. also avail.)
Dir. Viktoria von Flemming
Prod. Agency: Westdeutscher Rundfunk; Van der Meulen-Film
Intl. Source: WDR International (GER)
Intl. Source: Norddeutscher Rundfunk (GER)
Presents the Stedelijk-Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,
and analyzes the function and value of museums. Discusses the
museum's concentration on contemporary art and explores its
collections, including the American collection, the Dubuffet
room, the Chagall room, the pop-art room, the Baselitz room, and
the Matisse room. Shows works by Ellsworth Kelly, Barnett Newman,
Lucebert, Karel Appel, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein,
Claes Oldenburg, Georg Baselitz, Julian Schnabel, Henri Matisse,
Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Marc Chagall, Kasimir Malevich, and
Wassily Kandinsky. Includes interviews with museum
administrators.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


NEW ARTS
16 min. col. 16mm 1971 United States English
Dir. Howard Chesley; Eric Saarinen Prod. Eric Saarinen; Howard
Chesley
Source (US): Pyramid Film & Video
Source (US): Rental-see Educational Film & Video Locator
Shows the work of eight American artists that was exhibited at
Expo '70 in Japan. These works combine, which combine art and
technology, are discussed by their creators: Andy Warhol, Roy
Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Boyd Hefferd, Tony Smith, Bob
Whitman, Newton Harrison, and Rockne Krebs.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


NEW HERITAGE, A: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN PAINTING
Series Title: Video Vasari
39 min. b&w video 1976 United States English
Prod. Agency: Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Source (US): Video Data Bank
A program in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's series of video
documents on art. Uses excerpts of interviews to present the
views of American artists on painting since World War II. Lee
Krasner and Robert Motherwell describe the early years of
abstract expressionism; dealer Leo Castelli, and Roy
Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, discuss the 1960s; Richard Estes
talks about superrealism. Video Vasari series.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


NEW YORK SCHOOL ARTISTS: THE CHALLENGE OF SCALE
28 min. col. 16mm 1982 United States English
Dir. Barbara Rose Prod. Courtney Sale
Prod. Agency: Barbara Rose Productions
Source (US): Barbara Rose Productions
Documents artists of the New York School of the 1940s-1950s and
recent artists who have been influenced by that movement.
Includes interviews with American artists James Rosenquist,
George Segal, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy
Warhol. Based on the 1978 exhibition of large-scale painting and
sculpture "New York: The State of the Art" in Albany. Narrated by
art critics Barbara Rose and Thomas B. Hess.
Aud./Grade Level: G


PABLO PICASSO ZUM 100. GEBURTSTAG: KUENSTLER UND KRITIKER SEHEN
DAS WERK, PARTS I & II
2 parts, 44 min. ea. col.? video 1981? Federal Republic of
Germany German
Prod. Agency: Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Intl. Source: WDR International (GER)
Presents the life and work of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso
(1881-1973). Part I deals with the period from 1891 to 1920.
Shows his earliest works and works from his Blue Period, cubist
works, and collages. Also shows works from two major exhibitions
in Paris and New York. Part II covers the period from 1920 up to
Picasso's death. Shows works from his neoclassic period. Examines
the painting Guernica in detail. Describes the influence of
Picasso's private life on his work and themes. The two parts
include comments by Dominique Bozo, Clement Greenberg, and Robert
Rosenblum; artists David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Roy
Lichtenstein, Elaine de Kooning, Joseph Beuys, Claude Viallet,
Pierre Buraglio, Dominique Thiolat, and George Segal; Picasso
biographer Roland Penrose; his former companion Francoise Gilot;
and his children Maria and Claude.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


PABLO PICASSO: THE LEGACY OF A GENIUS
45 min. col. 16mm; video 1981 United States English
Short classroom version (Long version, 90 min., also avail.)
Dir. Michael Blackwood Prod. Michael Blackwood
Prod. Agency: Blackwood Productions Inc.
Source (US): Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.
Intl. Source: Arts Council of Great Britain (GB)
Commemorates the centennial of the birth of Spanish painter,
printmaker, and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) by looking at
his work and assessing its effect it on the art of the twentieth
century. Art historian Robert Rosenblum outlines the major
developments in Picasso's art. Offers a detailed look at key
paintings, such as Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), which
heralded cubism, and Guernica (1937), a rare example of an
overtly political theme. There are comments by critic Clement
Greenberg; Picasso's biographer Roland Penrose; Picasso's former
companion Francoise Gilot; Picasso's son Claude; Dominique Bozo
of the Picasso Museum; William Rubin of the Museum of Modern Art;
and numerous artists, including Anthony Caro, George Segal,
Elaine de Kooning, Henry Moore, David Hockney, and Roy
Lichtenstein. Highlights Picasso's major achievements in cubism,
"constructed" sculpture, and pioneering work in collage.
Aud./Grade Level: G
Reviews: Sightlines, Spring 82


PABLO PICASSO: THE LEGACY OF A GENIUS
90 min. col. 16mm; video 1981 United States English
Long version (Short version, 45 min., also avail.)
Dir. Michael Blackwood Prod. Michael Blackwood
Prod. Agency: Blackwood Productions Inc.
Source (US): Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.
Intl. Source: Arts Council of Great Britain (GB)
Commemorates the centennial of the birth of Spanish artist
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) by looking at his work and assessing
its effect it on the art of the twentieth century. Art historian
Robert Rosenblum outlines the major developments in Picasso's
art. Offers a detailed look at key paintings, such as Les
Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), which heralded cubism, and Guernica
(1937), a rare example of an overtly political theme. There are
comments by critic Clement Greenberg; Picasso's biographer Roland
Penrose; Picasso's former companion Francoise Gilot; Picasso's
son Claude; Dominique Bozo of the Picasso Museum; William Rubin
of the Museum of Modern Art; and numerous artists, including
Anthony Caro, George Segal, Elaine de Kooning, Henry Moore, David
Hockney, and Roy Lichtenstein. Highlights Picasso's major
achievements in cubism, "constructed" sculpture, and pioneering
work in collage.
Aud./Grade Level: G
Reviews: Sightlines, Spring 82


POP
Series Title: Art History: A Century of Modern Art; No. 10
15 min. col. video 1989 United States English
Dir. Carol Cornsilk Prod. Donna Easter; Carol Cornsilk
Prod. Agency: WDCN-TV
Source (US): Agency for Instructional Technology
Discusses American pop artists Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol,
James Rosenquist, Wayne Thiebaud, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert
Indiana, whose tragicomic works satirized the superficiality of
American pleasures and pastimes of the 1960s. Concludes with a
recognition quiz. Art History: A Century of Modern Art series,
No. 10 of 10.
Aud./Grade Level: J; H
Reviews: Booklist, Aug 89


POP & NEO-POP
Series Title: ART/new york ; No. 9
28 min. col. video 1981 United States English
Dir. Paul Tschinkel; Marc H. Miller
Prod. Agency: Inner-Tube Video
Source (US): Inner-Tube Video
A series on contemporary art that visits New York City
galleries and museums and interviews artists and dealers. This
segment presents work by American artists Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
at the Ronald Feldman Gallery, Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923) at the
Whitney Museum of Art, and Jack Goldstein (b.1945) at Metro
Pictures. Includes interviews with Lichtenstein and Goldstein.
ART/new york series, No. 9.
Aud./Grade Level: G
Reviews: Choice, Jan 83; Booklist, Apr 81


POP AND OP ART
25 min. col. video 19?? United States English
Source (US): Clearvue/EAV Inc.
Defines pop art as art that presents a familiar image out of
context and op art as art that relies on the optical impact of
color or the illusion of depth. Presents works of representative
artists. Part 1 shows works by American artists Robert
Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Robert Indiana, Roy
Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, George Segal, Claes Oldenburg, Jim
Dine, Andy Warhol, and others. Part 2 presents European pop art
and the emergence of op art with the works of French artists
Martial Raysse, Yves Klein, and Victor de Vasarely;
Bulgarian-born American conceptual artist Christo; French-born
American artist Arman; Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto;
Swedish painter Oyvind Fahlstrom; Swiss sculptor Daniel Isaac
Spoerri; British painter Bridget Riley; Venezuelan artist Jesus
Raphael Soto; American artist Richard Anuszkiewicz; German
painter Josef Albers; and others.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Reviews: Arts & Activities; Booklist


POP ART
Series Title: Magic Gallery, The
30 min. col. video 1990 United States English
Prod. Bruce N. MacLean
Prod. Agency: Educational Video, Inc.
Jacqueline Copeland introduces pop art to elementary
schoolchildren and defines it as an art of today and one based on
mass media, that is, American images and everday life. Examines
works by four American pop artists and introduces various art
concepts and techniques. Coke Bottles by Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
exemplifies his theories of uniformity and repetition of images.
Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923) in Wham and Girl at Piano was
influenced by comic strips. The favorite subjects of Jasper Johns
(b.1930) are flags, illustrated with his Three Flags, numbers,
the alphabet, and targets. Claes Oldenburg (b.1929) finds beauty
in ordinary objects, as in his sculpture Clothes Pin. The
children are then asked to create their own versions of pop art,
to make a picture using stamps as a repetitive element, and to
create a collage from comic strips. The Magic Gallery series.
Aud./Grade Level: E; J
Reviews: Video Rating Guide for Libraries, Summer 90; School
Library Journal, Aug 90; Wilson Library Bulletin, June 90; Video
Librarian, Vol 5, No 2, April 90


REACHING OUT: KEN TYLER, MASTER PRINTER
28 min. col. 16mm 1967p 1976r United States English
Dir. Lee Tirce; Sid Avery
Prod. Agency: Avery/Tirce Productions
Source (US): Avery/Tirce Productions
Source (US): Univ. of California Extension Ctr.
Source (US): Rental-see Educational Film & Video Locator
Shows American master printer Kenneth Tyler (b.1931) working
with prominent artists: discussing attitudes and artistic
philosophies, demonstrating techniques, and displaying the final
products of their collaborations. Painters Roy Lichtenstein
(b.1923) and David Hockney (b.1937) and author Michael Crichton
discuss the scope of Tyler's career. Includes works by a dozen
major artists with whom Tyler has collaborated.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


ROY LICHTENSTEIN
Series Title: Seven Artists
25 min. col. 16mm 1979 Great Britain English
Dir. Geoffrey Haydon
Exec. Prod.: Julia Cave; Barrie Gavin
Prod. Agency: BBC-TV
Intl. Source: BBC Enterprises (GB)
Intl. Source: Arts Council of Great Britain (GB)
Visits the New York loft where American artist Roy Lichtenstein
(b.1923) worked during the 1960s and recreates that era. Then
visits his new studio on Long Island during the creation of
Amerind Composition. Lichtenstein's remarks are the only
commentary. Seven Artists series, one of seven.
Aud./Grade Level: G


ROY LICHTENSTEIN
52 min. col. 16mm; video 1976 United States English
Long version (Short version, 34 min., also rel.)
Dir. Michael Blackwood Prod. Michael Blackwood
Prod. Agency: Blackwood Productions Inc.
Source (US): Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.
Shows American painter and printmaker Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923)
and his assistant working on one of the four major paintings of
his theme, The Artist's Studio, from a giant drawing through to
the finished piece. Ends with the opening of the 1977 "Pop Plus"
exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art downtown branch
in New York City, where Lichtenstein is joined by other pioneers
in the pop art movement, including Claes Oldenburg, Robert
Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, and James Rosenquist.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Awards: CINE Golden Eagle, 1976


ROY LICHTENSTEIN
Series Title: Video Vasari
30 min. b&w video 1976 United States English
Prod. Agency: Albright-Knox Art Gallery
A program in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's series of video
documents on art. Profiles Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923), a leader in
the American pop art movement. Lichtenstein reflects on American
art and culture as well as his own art. He talks about the
concept of "style," commenting on the works of such diverse
artists as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Theo van Doesburg.
Video Vasari series.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


ROY LICHTENSTEIN
Series Title: South Bank Show, The
55 min. col. 16mm; video 1990 Great Britain English
Dir. Chris Hunt
Prod. Agency: Iambic Productions for RM Arts; London Weekend
Television; RM Arts
Source (US): Home Vision
Source (US): Crystal Productions (Video sales)
Source (US): Facets Multimedia (Video)
Source (US): Viewfinders, Inc. (Video sales)
Intl. Source: RM Associates (GB) (Broadcast)
Interviews American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Roy
Lichtenstein (b.1923), who discusses his current work, pop art,
and the history of Western art. Visits the artist in his New York
City studio and shows him at work on a new painting. Examines his
career and seeks insight from colleagues, including gallery owner
Leo Castelli, Guggenheim Museum assistant director Diane Waldman,
and editor Ingrid Sischy. The South Bank Show series.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Reviews: Library Journal, July 94; Booklist, 15 Jan 94


ROY LICHTENSTEIN "REFLECTIONS/REFLECTIONS"
33 min. col. video 1994 United States English
Prod. Hermine Freed
Prod. Agency: Hermine Freed Video Productions
Source (US): Hermine Freed
Shows American artist Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923) working on a
mural for an office conference room in which one wall "reflects"
the other. Interviews the artist, who discusses his career,
ideas, and techniques.
Aud./Grade Level: G; H; C; A


ROY LICHTENSTEIN: REFLECTIONS
30 min. col. video 1993 United States English and Italian
with English subtitles
Dir. Edgar B. Howard; Seth Schneidman Prod. Edgar B. Howard
Prod. Agency: Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Source (US): Museum of Modern Art Circ. Film Library
Source (US): Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Source (US): Crystal Productions
Profiles American artist Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923), an
influential pop artist well known for his large-scale murals,
reflections series, and more recently, interior series. Discusses
Lichtenstein's oeuvre, artistic process, and inspirational
sources. With commentary by Diane Waldman of the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, Kirk Varnedoe of the Museum of Modern Art, and
Robert Rosenblum of the Institute of Fine Arts in New York City.
Includes an interview with the artist's dealer, Leo Castelli,
conducted by actress Isabella Rossellini at his gallery. Filmed
in Lichtenstein's studios in New York City and on location in Los
Angeles and Rome.
Evaluation: Beautifully produced, if typical "artist-on-camera"
profile. Gives a sense of Lichtenstein's history and his present
work, of his techniques and significance; captures his playful,
unassuming personality and life style. Clearly shows the art and
his method: it's good to see the artist working on his small
drawings, his projected blowups, his drawings on large canvas and
application of paint. Close to an ode, with no critical
discussion despite the presence of curators and experts.
Good-looking, with light touch, this is perhaps a perfect
marriage of style and subject. Some evaluators, however, found it
annoyingly light-weight, meandering, and sometimes extraneous.
Technical quality very good. Content and programming potential
both good.
Aud./Grade Level: G
Reviews: SchoolArts, May 94
Available from the Checkerboard Film Foundation.

ROY LICHTENSTEIN: STILL LIFE PAINTINGS
20 min. b&w video 1972 United States English
Prod. Hermine Freed
Source (US): Video Data Bank
Source (US): Hermine Freed
Shows American artist Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923) at work on
various projects in Southampton, New York, including a collage
sketch and a partial restoration. He discusses his current choice
of the still life motif and earlier motifs, his method of
working, and his attitude toward painting.
Aud./Grade Level: G


ROY LICHTENSTEIN: THE ART OF THE GRAPHIC IMAGE
25 min. col. video 1994 United States English
Dir. Frank Cantor
Prod. Agency: Cantomedia; Katonah; Tyler Graphics
Source (US): National Gallery of Art
Looks at the printmaking career of American painter and
printmaker Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923) over the past twenty years.
Shows examples from his Bull Heads series, which was influenced
by the bull head imagery of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso; the
Reflections series, which employs comic book imagery; and the
recent Nudes series. Interviews the artist in his studio and in
two printmaking workshops, the Gemini G.E.L. in California and
Tyler Graphics in Mount Kisco, New York, and views his
collaboration with master printer Kenneth Tyler (b.1931) in the
creation of a print.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


ROY LICHTENSTEIN: TOKYO BRUSHSTROKES
30 min. col. video 1995 United States English
Dir. Mark Trottenberg Prod. Edgar B. Howard
Prod. Agency: Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Source (US): Checkerboard Foundation, Inc.
Presents the Shinjuku I-land Public Art Project by American
painter, sculptor, and printmaker Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923).
These monumental sculptures for a large-scale urban development
in Tokyo, Japan, employ Lichtenstein's use of the brushstroke as
art. Follows the project's creative and collaborative progression
from brushstroke image through commission, design, and model
building, to fabrications at the Tallix Foundry and installation
at the site. Also provides glimpses of Lichtenstein's other
sculptures, including Brushstrokes in Flight (1984), Coup de
Pinceau (1987), Brushstroke (1987), and Barcelona Head (1992).
Includes commentary by art historian Alexandra Munroe.
Comments: Engaging glimpse into one facet of the work of a major
contemporary artist. Doesn't go very deeply into any aspect of
the work but does touch briefly on the creative inspiration, the
fabrication and positioning of the piece, questions of Japanese
aesthetic, and Lichtenstein's vision vis-a-vis local responses to
the finished piece. Useful for the insight it provides into the
artist's work, especially in conjunction with other films on
other aspects of Lichtenstein's work. (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: G
Reviews: Art on Screen Close-Ups, Fall/Winter 95
Available from the Checkerboard Film Foundation.

ROY LICHTENSTEIN: UN POINT, C'EST TOUT
52 min. col. 16mm 1994 France French and English with French
subtitles
Dir. Andre S. Labarthe Prod. Vincent Roget
Prod. Agency: Les Films du Bief; La Sept
Intl. Source: Les Films du Bief (FR)
Profiles American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Roy
Lichtenstein (b.1923) in two segments. The first part was filmed
in 1972 in Lichtenstein's small studio in Long Island, New York;
the second part was filmed in 1988 in his huge studio on the
ground floor of a former warehouse in Manhattan. Traces his
source of inspiration: cartoons, advertising, and European
masters, with an emphasis on satire and self-reference. Asserts
Lichtenstein's status at the top of the Pop art movement, and
interprets his work as a celebration of daily life.
Comments: Pretentious and (perhaps deliberately) irritating film.
Interviews are punctuated with extremely loud hammering noises
(1972) and phones ringing (1988). Meanwhile the artist and critic
Annette Michelson continue their conversations about
Lichtenstein's work, ignoring the background noises. While the
interview does focus on painting, rather than the biography of
the artist, ultimately the film tends to distance the viewer
rather than draw us into the artist's work. (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


SAFF TECH ARTS
Series Title: CBS Sunday Morning
8 min. col. video 1993 United States English
Prod. Agency: CBS News
Source (US): CBI (International)
Features Saff Tech Arts, a print and sculpture studio in
Oxford, Maryland, where limited edition works by such American
artists as Roy Lichtenstein (b.1923), Robert Rauschenberg
(b.1925), and Nancy Graves (1940-1995) are produced. CBS Sunday
Morning series.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


SHOCK OF THE NEW: CULTURE AS NATURE
Series Title: Shock of the New ; No. 7
52 min. col. 16mm; video 1979 Great Britain; Federal Republic
of Germany; United States English
Dir. David Richardson Prod. Lorna Pegram
Prod. Agency: BBC-TV in association with Time-Life Television and
RM Productions
Source (US): Ambrose Video Publishing
Source (US): Univ. of California Extension Ctr.
Source (US): Pennsylvania State University Audio Visual Services
Source (US): Rental-see Educational Film & Video Locator
Intl. Source: Arts Council of Great Britain (GB)
Looking at pop art, art historian Robert Hughes sees the
movement as an act of survival in the age of the mass media, but
also as an evasion of the artists' responsibility to direct
taste, judgment, and moral choice. The mass media brought images
stripped of complexity and at the same time produced a culture of
congestion and glut. Pop art developed as an attempt to compete
with this barrage of commercial messages.
Hughes examines its birth in the United States with American
painters Robert Rauschenberg (b.1925) and Jasper Johns (b.1930),
who took familiar symbols and artifacts--refuse from garbage
cans, targets, the national flag--and transformed them into
ambiguous art objects. British painter Richard Hamilton (b.1922)
talks about the collage and the exact repetition of the process
of consumer advertising undertaken for his piece The Critic
Laughs (1968).
The uncritical glance of the television viewer is recreated in
the work of American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Repetition
and sameness are the essence of his series of perfectly
standardized objects, but Hughes argues that the idea is only
temporarily interesting--boredom is built in.
Looking at works by American James Rosenquist (b.1933) and Roy
Lichtenstein (b.1923), Hughes observes that pop art needs the
museum more than ever; in the "real" world of Las Vegas, their
work would be swamped by the sheer excess of neon consumerism.
American sculptor Claes Oldenburg (b.1929) creates ironic
sculptures of familiar objects made dysfunctional by a change of
scale or material. His works represent a more positive element in
the pop art approach, that of commenting on aspects of society.
Hughes considers that the value of pop art lies in an openness
to modern culture but that it suffers from a tendency to
reproduce the instant recognition of the mass media message. His
view is that pop art, caught up in a competition with the
commercial world, has failed to be truly critical of it.
Rauschenberg appears on-camera in a filmed interview. Shock of
the New series, No. 7 of 8. (Arts Council of Great Britain)
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Reviews: Newsday, 1 Feb 81; New York Magazine, 9 Feb 81


SUPERSTAR
87 min. col.& b&w 35mm; video 1990 United States English
Dir. Chuck Workman Prod. Chuck Workman
Exec. Prod.: Marilyn Lewis; Peter English Nelson
Prod. Agency: Marilyn Lewis Entertainment Ltd.
Source (US): Aries Film Releasing
Source (US): New Yorker Films
Source (US): Baker & Taylor Video (Video sales)
Source (US): Facets Multimedia (Video)
Source (US): Viewfinders, Inc. (Video sales)
Profiles American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker Andy
Warhol (1928-1987) through an interweaving of archival footage of
the artist, extensive interviews with his acquaintances, and
coverage of his art and film works. Traces Warhol's life: his
youth in a blue-collar section of Pittsburgh, through his
beginnings as a commercial artist in the 1950s, success as a pop
artist and filmmaker in the 1960s, and travels on the party
circuit in the 1970s and 1980s. Interviews members of his family,
including his brother Paul Warhola; associates from The Factory,
including Viva, Ultra Violet and Sylvia Miles; art dealer Irving
Blum; actors Dennis Hopper and Shelley Winters; artists David
Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein; poet Allen Ginsberg; writers Tom
Wolfe and Fran Lebowitz; and art critics John Coplans, Hilton
Kramer, and Henry Geldzahler. Examines Warhol's legacy and his
status as a media celebrity.
Evaluation: Good blend of form and content, a compilation of
historical footage and music of the period edited so well that,
while overblown and lengthy, it presents the sensibility and aura
of Warhol. Technically slick and, much like the artist, with a
good sense of humor about itself. Serves as introduction and
tribute to Warhol and his circle, giving a good sense of his work
and status in the art world, and of a particular era in American
culture. Offers an impressive range of interviews with his
network of collaborators, other artists, dealers and critics.
Captures the apparent offhandedness and studied frivolity that
Warhol affected, but chooses to relive the Warhol era rather than
scrutinize it critically.
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Reviews: Library Journal, 15 Oct 91; Village Voice, 26 Feb 91;
New York Times, 22 Feb 91; Variety, 14 Mar 90; New York Times, 8
Oct 89
Awards: CINE Golden Eagle, 1993


TAKAHIKO IIMURA'S "ART OF THE 60S AND MYSELF"
35 min. col.& b&w video 1995 Japan Japanese and English
Dir. Takahiko Iimura
Prod. Agency: Tokyo Metropolitan TV
On a tour of the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, Japanese
filmmaker Takahiko Iimura (b.1937) explains how his work has been
influenced by artists who came to prominence in the 1960s.
Includes on-camera interviews with: Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik,
Christo, Arman, Hans Haacke, James Rosenquist, Louise Bourgeois,
and Jim Hendricks. Also shows works by Andy Warhol, Roy
Lichtenstein, Yves Klein, Joseph Beuys, Frank Stella, Joseph
Kosuth, and Denise Burren. Iimura describes other influences such
as world events, happenings, and performance artists. Shows
excerpts from the following films by Iimura: DADA 62 (1962), EYE
RAPE (1962), A DANCE PARTY IN THE KINGDOM OF LILLIPUT (1964),
ONAN (1964), ANMA/THE MASSEURS (1963), AI/LOVE (1962), SUMMER
HAPPENINGS USA (1967), YOKO ONO; THIS IS NOT HERE (1972),
FILMMAKERS (1969), FILMSTRIPS (1966-70), and the video TIME
TUNNEL (1971).
Comments: Unfortunately, the samples of his own work that Iimura
gives are too skimpy to shed much light on the connection between
it and the artists. (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A


TANGENTS
5 min. col. video 199? United States Nonverbal
Dir. Mark Richard Keane; Linda Nelson Keane
Prod. Agency: Studio 1032 Architecture
Source (US): Studio 1032 Architecture
Uses animated line drawings to illustrate how architectural
forms are related to form in painting. Includes examples from
Francis Picabia, Le Corbusier, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Duchamp,
Peter Eisenman, and Roy Lichtenstein.
Special Audience(s): Architects


TWELVE AMERICAN PAINTERS II
30 min. col. video 1974 United States English
Prod. Agency: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts/TEAMS
Source (US): Virginia Museum of Fine Arts/TEAMS (Free loan in VA)
Discusses six of the twentieth-century painters shown at the
exhibition "Twelve American Painters" held at the Virginia Museum
of Fine Arts, Richmond, in 1974. Provides insight into the
background and artistic development Wayne Thiebaud, Richard
Estes, Philip Pearlstein, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Indiana, and
Roy Lichtenstein. Part II of a two-part film; Part I discusses
the other six painters.
Aud./Grade Level: G


TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN ART: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PERMANENT
COLLECTION OF THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

26 min. col. 16mm; video 1982 United States English
Dir. Russell Connor Prod. Russell Connor
Prod. Agency: Whitney Museum of American Art; Jonathan David
Films, Inc.
Source (US): Whitney Museum of American Art
Source (US): Home Vision (Video sales)
Source (US): Crystal Productions (Video sales)
Source (US): Facets Multimedia (Video rental)
Source (US): Yes! Video (Video sales)
Source (US): Clearvue/EAV Inc.
Source (US): Museum of Modern Art Circ. Film Library (16mm)
Source (US): Viewfinders, Inc. (Video sales)
Documents the 1982 exhibition "Highlights of the Permanent
Collection" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City.
Captures a sense of individual achievement while emphasizing the
diversity of twentieth-century art in the United States. Shows
works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward
Hopper, Stuart Davis, Milton Avery, Gaston Lachaise, Max Weber,
Josef Albers, Joseph Stella, Ben Shahn, Richard Serra, Ellsworth
Kelly, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kleine, Mark Rothko, David Smith,
Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Willem de
Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Lucas
Samarra, Richard Estes, Jasper Johns, and others. Includes an
historical sequence focusing on events leading to the founding of
the museum in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Narrated by
Russell Connor, head of Public Education at the Whitney.
Comments: A once-over-lightly visit to the Whitney, offering a
brief history of its founding and a survey of its contents.
Though brief, it packs much valuable material into a half hour.
Quotations from the artists' writings are interesting. Good
cinematography and an excellent narration make this a useful
introduction to modern art for general audiences but it's too
superficial for use with art students. (Staff)
Aud./Grade Level: H; C; A
Reviews: Landers Film Reviews, Spring 89; Booklist, 1 Mar 89
Awards: Montreal Festival Intl. du Film sur l'Art Best Director,
1982; National Educational Film Festival First Place, 1982


VIDEO PORTRAITS: SILENT WORDS FOR INSTALLATION
20 min. col. video 1983 United States Nonverbal
Dir. Joan Logue Prod. Joan Logue
Source (US): Electronic Arts Intermix (For use in installations)
Video artist Joan Logue (b.1942) uses a stationary camera to
record the faces of friends, family, and artists in silent
extended portraits. Subjects include artists Willem de Kooning,
Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), and
Robert Rauschenberg; conceptual artist John Baldessari; filmmaker
Shirley Clarke (1920-1997); and author Lillian Hellman. Produced
from 1973 to 1983.
Aud./Grade Level: G


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