Llyn Foulkes One Man Band
Director: Chris Quilty, Tamar Halpern Run Time: 88 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG
Release Year: 2013
Starring: Dennis Hopper, George Herms, Johnny Carson, Llyn Foulkes, Mat Gleason, Paul Schimmel
ART SEEN presents a documentary about the most famous artist you’ve never heard of…LLYN FOULKES ONE MAN BAND.
Weekday screening on Tuesday, September 9 includes an introduction by Margot Norton, Assistant Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Special introduction by Raphael Rubinstein, Former Senior Editor at Art in America, before the Saturday, September 13 screening and by Editor Maria Cataldo before the Sunday, September 14 screening.
Llyn Foulkes One Man Band is a feature documentary that follows the Los Angeles-based painter and musician, Llyn Foulkes, from age 70 – 77 as he struggles to be acknowledged for his achievements. During the seven years chronicled in the film, Foulkes creates, destroys, and recreates a pair of large scale, three-dimensional paintings (one that costs him his marriage) all the while trying to keep a toehold on the art market. With commentary from Dennis Hopper and George Herms, it’s revealed how Foulkes has avoided “selling his soul”, setting the tone for the next fifty years of his uncompromising, up-and-down career and the international art world that is at last discovering him at the age of 77.