“Far more than a mere documentary about the excitement and allure of auction house shenanigans and the world of modern art, Nathaniel Kahn’s film beautifully
navigates subjects as heady as the nature of art itself..”
– Jason Gorber, POV Magazine
Jennifer Blei Stockman
Thursday, March 22, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 2:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m.
Pacific Film Archive
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota | April 12–28, 2018
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The Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, Barker is a key figure on the rostrum at major auctions in both London and New York. He’s overseen market-defining moments, setting auction records for a single-artist sale with Damien Hirst’s Beautiful Inside My Head Forever in 2008 and for a work by an American artist with Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) in 2017.
Owner and director of the Mary Boone Gallery in New York, this game-changing dealer made her mark in 1977 with a gallery in SoHo. Boone played a pivotal role in turning artists into stars, launching the careers of Julian Schnabel and David Salle and showing Jean-Michel Basquiat as his momentum was building. Today she represents Ai Weiwei, Laurie Simmons, Peter Saul, Will Cotton, Terence Koh and Barbara Kruger, among others.
Avant-garde artist and dealer, Brown entered the New York art scene in the early 1990s with Gavin Brown’s Enterprise. He launched artist Elizabeth Peyton, organizing her first solo show at the Chelsea Hotel before opening his SoHo gallery space in 1994. Always ahead of the curve, Brown moved to Chelsea in 1997, pre-empting the wave of galleries moving there. Today, in addition to their Chinatown space, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is headquartered out of a 19th-century building in Harlem. Thanks to Brown’s charismatic personality and vision, the gallery attracts a mix of downtown club kids, A-list celebrities, top collectors and a stellar roster of artists including Urs Fischer, Alex Katz, Bjarne Melgaard and Rirkrit Tiravanija, to name a few.
The chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Butler is known for championing relatively unknown artists. She made her name organizing the groundbreaking survey WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution which opened at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2007. She’s also held key curatorial posts at MoMA, the Neuberger Museum of Art, Artists Space in New York and the Des Moines Art Center.
Currently Chairman of Global Fine Arts at Sotheby’s, Cappellazzo was previously at Christie’s for 13 years where she rose to head of contemporary art. In between posts, she co-founded Art Agency Partners, inventing a new model of full-service art advisory, which was acquired by Sotheby’s in 2016. Known for her unconventional thinking and dogged pursuit of critically-acclaimed collections, Cappellazzo has pioneered paradigm-shifting approaches to selling art in an era when the market has undergone rapid changes.
The highly regarded, New York-based Condo emerged in the 1980s East Village art scene — and, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring — is considered instrumental to the period’s revival of painting. Condo coined the term “Artificial Realism” to describe his hybrid incorporation of art historical references from European Classicism to American Pop. With a talent for balancing high and low culture, theory and commercialism, Condo’s career spans major museum retrospectives and album covers for Kanye West.
NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY
In 2017, Nigerian-born artist Akunyili Crosby was named a MacArthur fellow. This stunning accomplishment is the most recent in Akunyili Crosby’s meteoric rise since receiving her MFA from Yale in 2011. The artist’s collage-paintings, often featuring domestic interiors with references to history and the African diaspora, are labor-intensive to produce and Akunyili Crosby creates as few as a dozen works a year. Her work has become highly sought after by both museum curators and important collectors and, in 2016, Drown (2012), was sold at auction for an astonishing five times its estimate.
SIMON DE PURY
Star auctioneer de Pury brings a swagger and exuberant charisma to the auction block. The Basel-born de Pury, who once aspired to be an artist himself, spent over two decades at Sotheby’s where he rose to Chairman of the Europe division, before leaving to form his own auction house in 1997, which later merged with Phillips. Following his exit in 2012, de Pury founded de Pury de Pury and has focused on advising collectors, curating exhibitions and discovering emerging talent. In addition, de Pury regularly moonlights as a charity auctioneer, raising millions of dollars for causes and cultural institutions.
A hugely influential American art dealer who got his start developing art advising and lending services at banks, Deitch changed the contemporary canon by supporting Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Cecily Brown and Kehinde Wiley early in their careers. For 14 years, he ran the gallery Deitch Projects in SoHo. In 2010, he was appointed as the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Today, Deitch is back in the original Deitch Projects headquarters at 76 Grand Street, as well as 18 Wooster Street. He’s also busy planning a 15,000-foot warehouse space in Los Angeles and collaborating with Larry Gagosian on their Miami Design District show each December.
Prior to his current post as Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Phillips, which he joined in 2014, Dolman had been Chairperson of the Qatar Museum Authorities and served as CEO of Christie’s for 11 years, where he oversaw the company’s shift to a more global clientele and increasingly contemporary art.
Edlis, who collects with his wife Gael Neeson, is routinely mentioned on lists of the world’s most influential and important collectors. Born in Austria, Edlis escaped Nazi Germany and emigrated to America at the age of 15. After serving in the Navy, Edlis became a successful businessman and, in the 1970s, began buying art. The artists he’s most enthusiastic about now include Ugo Rondinone, George Condo, Jeff Koons and Maurizio Cattelan. In 2015, Edlis and Neeson donated 42 contemporary and modern art works, valued at more than $400 million, to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Arguably the most successful artist of our time both in terms of financial reward and the creation of iconic figures and works of art, Koons works out of a former factory in Chelsea with more than 100 assistants, in a like manner to Andy Warhol’s fabrication process. Fearless in his approach to art and the market, Koons regularly collaborates with commercial brands including Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Kiehl’s, Louis Vuitton and SnapChat. His sculptures routinely sell for tens of millions of dollars to high-profile collectors around the globe.
Sculptor, dealer and painter, in 2009, Lee founded the artist-run space 179 Canal, which evolved into the artist-run gallery 47 Canal, which she co-directs with Oliver Newton in New York City’s Chinatown.
Since her emergence on the New York art scene in the 1970s, Minter has been known for her photography and paintings that vividly explore, among other subjects, the complex and contradictory emotions around beauty and the female body in American culture. “Pretty/Dirty,” her first major retrospective show, opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Houston before arriving at the Brooklyn Museum with great fanfare in 2016.
A German painter and graphic designer, Moritz-Richter was the last student accepted to Gerhard Richter’s class before he stopped teaching. The couple married in 1995 and today live in Cologne, Germany.
Neeson is deeply engaged in the contemporary art world, both as a buyer and seller. Along with her husband, Stefan Edlis, the Australian-born Neeson donated 42 works of art, valued at more than $400 million, to the Art Institute of Chicago. This was one of the biggest and most transformative gifts in the museum’s history.
A respected scholar of American visual culture, Nemerov is the Department Chair & Professor in the Arts & Humanities at Stanford University. Previously, he taught Art History and American Studies at Yale University. He writes and lectures regularly on the history of painting and photography.
A television producer, journalist and art collector, Peterson lives in New York City. Known for satirical novels about the city’s high powered social set, like the New York Times Bestseller The Manny set in the Hamptons, Peterson is also an avid collector of lesser-known artists.
An abstract painter, Poons rose to prominence in the 1960s with his Op-Art dot paintings, which were widely collected and featured alongside artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Franz Kline and Frank Stella in the game-changing Scull auction in 1973. Poons was both praised and criticized for moving away from this signature style towards looser, more expressive paintings in subsequent years. In addition to painting, Poons is an accomplished vintage motorcycle racer. Today, he divides his time between New York City, Florida and upstate New York, where he has painted since the late 1970s. Poons’s work is represented in major museums throughout the world.
PAULA DE LUCCIA POONS
A painter, who married Larry Poons in 1981, De Luccia Poons first exhibited in a group show in 1974 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. She maintains a studio in upstate New York and in New York City.
Celebrated for both his abstract and photorealist paintings, Cologne-based Richter is one of the most important artists of our time. His work is represented in most major museum collections in the world. While he is considered a mainstay of the contemporary art market, holding the auction record for a work of art sold by a living European artist, Richter prefers that his works are seen in museums where the public can enjoy them.
An art historian, art critic and Fulbright Scholar, Rose was a defining voice of the Minimalist art movement in the 1960s and later one of its sharpest critics. From 1965 to 1991, she held positions at Art in America, Vogue, Artforum, New York Magazine, the Partisan Review, Arts Magazine and the Journal of Art. Her books address some of the most important artistic shifts in the second half of the 20th century.
Inga Rubenstein is a Russian-born former model who collects cutting-edge contemporary art with her husband, real estate tycoon Keith Rubenstein. The couple’s first acquisition was a Damien Hirst butterfly painting at Art Basel Miami Beach.
The Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine, Saltz has cultivated a robust social media following and irreverent populist persona through reality TV appearances and provocative Instagram posts. His fundamental message, reinforced in The Price of Everything, is that art matters, “as much as religion—and Mozart.”
An acclaimed contemporary art curator based in Los Angeles, Schimmel was the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, from 1990-2012. He joined Hauser & Wirth, in 2013 as a vice president and partner oversaw their new Los Angeles venue before leaving in February 2017.
An international expert on art investment, Tiroche combines a family background in art with substantial banking and investment experience. He founded the art incubator START, the advisory firm Serge Tiroche Consultants and is part owner of the Tiroche DeLeon Collection.
A second-generation art dealer, Dennis Yares directs Yares Art, specializing in Abstract Expressionism and Color Field art with locations in New York City and Santa Fe. In September 2017, Yares gave Larry Poons a solo show of his latest work at the gallery’s Fifth Avenue location.
NATHANIEL KAHN – Director
Nathaniel Kahn is an award-winning filmmaker. His documentary My Architect, about his father, Louis I. Kahn, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 as well as being nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and an Emmy. Kahn also won the 2004 Directors Guild of America award for outstanding direction of a documentary. His short films include the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated Two Hands (2006), about the internationally celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher. Kahn has also made several films on science including Telescope (2015) and Dark Side of the Sun (2016) for Discovery. He is currently at work on a feature-length documentary on the Webb Space Telescope as well as a new screenplay, which he will direct.
JENNIFER BLEI STOCKMAN – Producer
Jennifer Blei Stockman is a principal in Hot & Sunny Productions, formed to provide content about artists and the art world for film and television. She worked as an executive for over 30 years in the business world while avidly collecting contemporary art. She has been President of the Guggenheim since 2005, with museums in New York, Bilbao, Venice and a project in Abu Dhabi. She has also served on museum committees at MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Aspen Art Museum and founded the Bruce Museum Council. Blei Stockman is a producer of Love, Cecil, a documentary by Lisa Immordino Vreeland that premiered at the Telluride Film Festival.
DEBI WISCH – Producer
Debi Wisch is a principal in Hot & Sunny Productions, formed to provide content about artists and the art world for film and television. She has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and public relations and has consulted for international luxury brands, cultural institutions, art galleries and museums. She currently serves on the Director’s Advisory Board at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection, the Guggenheim Museum’s International Director’s Council, Hunter College’s Art Advisory Board and served on the executive committee of the Jewish Museum. She is also an active board member of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and serves on the board of governors of the American Jewish Committee. Wisch is one of the producers of Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s documentary Love, Cecil.
CARLA SOLOMON – Producer
Carla Solomon is a documentary film producer and one of the founding principals of Anthos Media LLC. Her producing credits include Particle Fever, about scientists searching for the mysteries of the universe; The New Public, which takes on America’s educational opportunity crisis as experienced by one inner city public school; and Colliding Dreams (executive producer), about the dream of Zionism and its role in today’s Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Currently, Solomon is participating in Creative Chaos’ Post-Truth (in production), about the birth of the “fake news” phenomenon, and developing a film about the college mental health crisis. A clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst by training, Solomon is on the board of trustees of the NYU Langone Medical Center and founding chair of KiDS of NYU Langone Medical Center. She is also on the board of directors of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
LISA REMINGTON – Co-Producer
Lisa Remington is a documentary producer fortunate to have worked with a number of talented directors. She produced Jessica Yu’s short ForEveryone.net for the Ford Foundation, Davis Guggenheim’s short for the Obama campaign, The Road We’ve Traveled, and Rory Kennedy’s portrait of her mother, Ethel, for HBO. She co-produced Participant Media’s film Countdown To Zero, directed by Lucy Walker, which premiered at Cannes, and collaborated with Robert Greenwald on Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers and the Freedom Files, a 9-part series for PBS. Remington recently produced Raising Ryland, a digital short for CNN.com and co-produced Cesar’s Last Fast, which premiered at Sundance.
KAYLA MALAHIAZAR – Co-Producer
Kayla Malahiazar is a documentary filmmaker based in New York City. She served as the associate producer on the Emmy-nominated documentary Kingdom of Shadows, which examines the human cost of the US-Mexico drug war. Previously, she served as production coordinator on the two-part bilingual series for PBS about Latino high school students, The Graduates/Los Graduados, and was the outreach coordinator for the Emmy-nominated documentary Reportero. Malahiazar graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012 with a BA in Liberal Arts and a focus on international politics.
SABINE KRAYENBUHL – Edited by
Sabine Krayenbühl is an award-winning editor with over 20 theatrical documentaries and narrative features to her credit, many of which have premiered at prestigious festivals around the world. Her work includes the Oscar and Independent Spirit Award nominated My Architect (2003) for which she received an ACE Eddie Award nomination. Other credits include Mad Hot Ballroom, The Bridge, Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies, produced by Martin Scorsese, Salinger, on which she consulted, and Kiss the Water, co-produced by BBC Films. Most recently, she finished her directorial debut Letters from Baghdad, which has been released theatrically in the US and UK to great success. She is an alumni of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a long-term member of New York Women in Film and Television.
PHILLIP SCHOPPER, ACE – Editor
While Phillip Schopper is primarily known for his Emmy-nominated HBO films—Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words, San Francisco 2.0, Teddy: In His Own Words, Gloria: In Her Own Words, and 911: Portraits of Resilience—he has also directed and edited for HBO All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State, as well as two American Masters for PBS: Nichols and May: Take Two and The Lives of Lillian Hellman. He began his feature film career editing the classic music film Heartworn Highways and was supervising editor on the recently released follow-up Heartworn Highways Revisited.
BRAD FULLER, ACE – Editor
Brad Fuller began his career as associate editor on Errol Morris’ first film, Gates of Heaven. They went on to work on six more films together, including A Brief History in Time (editor), Vernon, Florida (editor), The Thin Blue Line (associate producer/sound), Fog of War (post production supervisor) and Standard Operating Procedure (co-editor). Fuller’s other editing credits include Gary Oldman’s BAFTA Award-winning Nil by Mouth, Neil Burger’s Interview with the Assassin, the Oscar-nominated documentary short Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story, Every Little Step, for which he was shortlisted for the 2010 Oscars, Countdown to Zero, Rebirth and Davis Guggenheim’s He Named Me Malala.
BOB RICHMAN – Director of Photography
Bob Richman began his film career working with vérité pioneers Albert and David Maysles, quickly transitioning from production assistant to camera assistant then operator. Finally he made the leap to director of photography on the Maysles’ Umbrellas, which chronicled artist Christo’s installation of three thousand umbrellas north of Los Angeles and Tokyo. Today, Richman is an Emmy-nominated and Sundance award-winning cinematographer on almost a hundred documentaries including: Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman, Nathaniel Kahn’s My Architect, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s HBO films Paradise Lost 1, 2 & 3 and Metallica: Some Kinda Monster, RJ Cutler’s The September Issue, Oprah’s Master Class and Sundance Channel’s Iconoclasts.
JEFF BEAL – Music
Jeff Beal is a composer with a genre-defying musical fluidity. His works have been performed by symphony orchestras and chorales around the world, while his film and television scores have been singled out with critical acclaim earning him five Emmys and 16 nominations. Beal’s dark operatic and richly orchestrated score for the Netflix series House of Cards recently earned him an Emmy for best series composition. Documentary scores include Queen of Versailles and Blackfish. Beal collaborated with director Jessica Yu on several critically acclaimed documentaries, including In the Realms of the Unreal, Protagonist, Last Call at the Oasis, and ForEveryone.net. His latest feature documentary work includes Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Jon Dunham’s Boston about the 2013 Boston Marathon, and The Putin Interviews, directed by Oliver Stone.
JUDY ALEY – Archival Producer
Judy Aley is an archival researcher and producer for documentary and feature films. She likes looking for things. Credits include the Showtime series on climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, Shola Lynch’s Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story and Sicko, Amir Bar Lev’s The Tillman Story, along with many projects with Spike Lee including When the Levees Broke.
EDDIE O’CONNOR – Sound Recordist
Eddie O’Connor is a sound recordist with more than 20 years of experience in the field. A regular collaborator with Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. O’Connor has also worked with notable directors such as Davis Guggenheim, Robby Kenner and Oren Jacoby, as well as with Nathaniel Kahn’s Academy Award-nominated films My Architect (2003) and Two Hands (2006). Other film credits include Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, An Inconvenient Truth, Crazy Love, Food Inc., Waiting for Superman, Made In America and Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.
JESSICA LAUDICINA – Associate Editor
Jessica Laudicina’s work in post-production for the last 17 years has been multifaceted. Embracing both the technological and creative aspects of post, she has experience in editing, online editing and assisting, as well as six years as a Senior Technician at PostWorks, NY. Some of her credits include editor on daytime Emmy-winning Discovery Channel series Cash Cab, online editor at ABC News on 20/20 and What Would You Do? and on Zero Point Zero Productions’ Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations, and assistant editor on Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next and Branden Kramer’s psychological thriller Ratter.
HOT & SUNNY PRODUCTIONS, LLC
Hot & Sunny Productions LLC was formed in 2014 by Jennifer Blei Stockman and Debi Wisch to develop content about the art world for television, film and print. The principals are both passionate about the company’s mission to deliver intimate and immersive explorations of this world so that audiences of all ages and socio economic levels can understand why and how art matters. They are also hoping that their work serves as a platform to promote better access to and awareness of the arts at universities, museums and smaller communities. With this shared commitment, they joined forces and pooled more than 50 years of combined experience in art, business, marketing and the not-for-profit world. On this production, Hot & Sunny provided full access to the art world and its various players from artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians and auctioneers and helped to shape the complex and layered stories within the film. They also developed and will continue to oversee the implementation of sponsorships in conjunction with the film that will expand the audience for the film and also create revenue streams to demonstrate how documentary films can be both powerful tools of communication and viable business opportunities. Their other Producing credits include Love, Cecil, a film by Lisa Immordino Vreeland about Cecil Beaton that premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival. Hot & Sunny currently has productions in development about the challenges faced by female artists and another about emerging artists, as well as a book project.
ANTHOS MEDIA, LLC
Anthos Media LLC has been producing documentary feature films since 2007. The company was co-founded by Carla Solomon and she is currently the company’s sole principal. Anthos’ producing credits include Particle Fever (producer); The New Public (executive producer); Colliding Dreams (in association with) Thank You For Your Service (impact producer); and Letters from Baghdad (consulting producer) about Gertrude Bell—the early 20th century British spy, explorer and political powerhouse who drew the boundaries of today’s Iraq. In addition to producing films to engage broadest audiences, a key dimension of the Anthos mission is to raise curiosity and awareness, broaden public discourse and stimulate other forms of social impact. As a film, The Price of Everything touches on the challenges today’s artists face in finding ways to achieve creative goals and sustain themselves in the face of today’s art market pressures and temptations. Anthos has forged a primary outreach and funding partnership with the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and created a social outreach plan designed to increase awareness of and access to an extensive set of tools helping artists to thrive. A screening/dialogue program for MFA programs and working artist organizations is the second component of the outreach plan. With this plan in place and the support of Tremaine and other lead foundations, The Price of Everything has the opportunity to create an enduring impact on artists and those who work with them—increasing awareness, dialogue, and access to resources supporting the development of independent professional pathways towards creative goals. Current Anthos projects include participation in Creative Chaos’ Post-Truth (in production), about the birth of the “fake news” phenomenon, and a film about the college mental health crisis.
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