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NY Emmy® Nomination Announcement

Meet Filmmaker Paul Tschinkel

Meet the Filmmaker: Paul Tschinkel
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2009
Reception: 6:00–6:30 PM ~ Program: 6:30-8:00 PM
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Produced & Moderated by Sumner Jules Glimcher
Robert Mapplethorpe (79 minutes, 2006) was directed by Paul Tschinkel and produced in association with ART/new york and InnerTube Video.
Mapplethorpe’s remarkable talent as a photographer shines in this documentary featuring a full assortment of his arresting images, courtesy of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. His portraits of famous people, pictures of flowers, and images of the New York Gay S&M underworld are all icons of contemporary photography. His erotic work created considerable controversy when his posthumous retrospective “The Perfect Moment” was cancelled at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. and later shut down by police in Cincinnati, Ohio. Robert’s ground-breaking photographs made him an internationally known and mythic figure in art and photography. His talent, vision and phenomenal success were cut short when he died of AIDS in 1989.
The centerpiece of Robert Mapplethorpe is a never-before-seen interview conducted in his studio on Bond Street in 1983. On the verge of mainstream art success, following a well-received exhibition at the Leo Castelli Gallery, the interview captures the charismatic artist in the full bloom of his youth and vitality. As it explores Mapplethorpe the artist and Mapplethorpe the man, this intimate film resonates with interviews with those who knew him best. Among those featured are: his father Harry; brother Edward; childhood priest Father Stack; partner Jack Walls; first art dealer Holly Solomon; fellow artists Gilles Larrain, Brice Marden and Louise Bourgeois; curator Richard Marshall; attorney Michael Ward Stout; and biographer Patricia Morrisroe.
Robert Mapplethorpe is the latest release from Paul Tschinkel. Produced and directed by Paul Tschinkel, ART/new york now includes 62 programs on such art giants as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons.


Thu, Jan. 29, 2009
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