I set up a Netflix account so that I can be guaranteed to watch at least one art related movie a month. Not a ‘fillum’ but biographies or documentaries. This month’s movie is called “Herb and Dorothy.” It might be dry for most people but I enjoyed the story of the Vogels and how they amassed their collection of minimalist and conceptual art on a middle class income – and stored the entire collection in their tiny, grimy, Manhattan apartment.
“The film is a celebration not just of this couple, but of the notion that art doesn’t have to be a pursuit restricted to the intellectual and the moneyed, and that bypassing the visceral reaction for the cerebral when experiencing art of any kind is a mistake.”
Last month’s treat and now a favorite of all time is Crumb. I’m not into his cartoons really but I certainly found him and his family interesting for all of their eccentricities and I appreciated how open and unpretentious he was about his work. After all, the guy is a legend.
I did this last year and here were some of my favorites. If you have any recommendations let me know!