Re: New Release - THE PEOPLE'S PAINTING

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 5 Oct 2000 08:31:29 -0700 (PDT)

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Gary Handman

At 06:32 AM 10/05/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Being a bit new to video collecting, how do I get to VIDEONEWS.
>Thanks in advance
>
>Sara Jane Pearman
>Cleveland Museum of Art
>Slide Library
>
>
>At 12:43 PM 10/4/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hi.
> >
> >A reminder to all: VIDEONEWS is the place to post new commercial products
> >and services.
> >
> >VIDEOLIB is a discussion forum and, as such, does not support unsolicited
> >adverstisement.
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> >Merci!
> >
> >Gary Handman
> >List Manager
> >
> >
> >At 09:42 AM 10/04/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> >>Are we supposed to be receiving commercial advertisements on this
> >>listserv?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Ryan Krivoshey wrote:
> >>
> >> > First Run / Icarus Films announces the release of a new documentary
> video
> >> > that delightfully probes the fine line between high art and opinion
>polls.
> >> > The film follows two artists in their attempt to paint the perfect
>painting
> >> > - a 'most wanted' painting - using opinion polls, market research and
>focus
> >> > groups.
> >> >
> >> > THE PEOPLE’S
> >> PAINTING
> >> > Directed by Chris Granlund
> >> >
> >> > Do you prefer a painting the size of a paperback, a dishwasher or a car?
> >> > Such questions were a part of a project that combined conceptual art,
> >> > market research, humor and a road trip. THE PEOPLE’S PAINTINT is the
> >> > chronicle of this project ­ a collaboration between New York based
>Russian
> >> > Avant-garde artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid. Fascinated by the
>West’s
> >> > obsession with polls, market research and focus groups, they set out to
> >> > create a painting using these revered tools of capitalism.
> >> > Komar and Melamid began by polling a representative sample of people
>in the
> >> > UK, thereby establishing a British preference for landscapes or
>portraits,
> >> > abstracts or figurative paintings. They then began their tour of the
> >> > country in a Mini, decorated with the Union Jack, to discover more about
> >> > British taste. Along the way they met and interviewed such typical
> people
> >> > as a miner, a tattoo artist, housewives, a designer, an earl and a
> witch.
> >> > They also canvassed opinions from experts such as the Royal Academy’s
> >> > director of exhibitions, Norman Rosenthal, and best selling painter
>Gordon
> >> > King.
> >> >
> >> > Based on their findings, Komar and Melamid produced a ‘most wanted’
> >> > painting, a true people’s painting. Called "conceptualism at its most
> >> > elegant and effective" (New York Times) ­ the painting and the film
>are an
> >> > evocative and satirical portrait of Britain today, and an examination of
> >> > the tools of late Twentieth Century capitalism.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "This video is an effective educational tool to frame a meaningful
> >> > discussion on art and its place in society. It will be enjoyed by high
> >> > school level and above. Highly recommended." ­ MC Journal: the
> Journal of
> >> > Academic Media Librarianship
> >> >
> >> > "… [a] deliciously tongue-in-cheek, but never patronizing, mockery
> of the
> >> > British taste in visual art. Komar and Melamid make us think about what
> >> > art is, without seeming to be lecturing us." ­ The Times (UK)
> >> >
> >> > "… a delightful light-hearted tease on popular artistic taste… a must
>watch
> >> > for anyone who has even the tiniest interest in art. Don’t miss this
>quiet
> >> > little gem." ­ Radio Times (UK)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > 49 minutes / color / 1998 / Order #
> >> V2K6
> >> > Sale/video:
> >> $390
> >> > Rental/video: $75
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > * Please refer to Order #'s on all purchase orders and written requests.
> >> > * Free preview for purchase consideration available.
> >> > * Purchase price includes Public Performance Rights
> >> > * Canadian rights are available for this title
> >> >
> >> >
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> >> >
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> >Gary Handman
> >Director
> >Media Resources Center
> >Moffitt Library
> >UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> ><http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
> >
> >"Everything wants to become television"
> >(Gregory Ulmer. Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)
> >
> >

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
<http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"Everything wants to become television"
(Gregory Ulmer. Teletheory : Grammatology in the Age of Video)