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#KickingtheCanon by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film

Chelsea Girls | Andy Warhol

March 15, 2020

In the age of mass production, art is nothing unique. And in the 1960s, the work of Andy Warhol became one of the foremost indicators of this new shift in cultural understanding. Reflected in his work is an increasing disassociation from modernist ideals and principles, such as notions of ‘the masterpiece’ and originality, which resolve in the serialized images of commodities and pop icons; i.e., the art which made him most well-known. In Warhol’s art, we can see a reduction…

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#KickingtheCanon by Kenji Fujishima Film

Portrait of Jason | Shirley Clarke

Shirley Clarke’s 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason at first seems like a standard talking-heads documentary writ large, at least if one were to offer up a brief description of it: A man — the titular Jason Holliday — in a hotel room, recounts his sad life. That’s basically…

April 19, 2013
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