Alice Neel / Arthouse Films presents in association with Curiously Bright Entertainment ; a SeeThink Production ; producer, Rebecca Spence ; produced by Ethan Palmer ; written & directed by Andrew Neel.
A look at the life and struggles of single mother and female artist, Alice Neel. Explores Alice Neel's tumultuous biography and the legacy to paint the subjects of her era, such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Bella Abzug and Annie Sprinkle.
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[New York, NY] :
New Video Group,
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|Summary:||A look at the life and struggles of single mother and female artist, Alice Neel. Explores Alice Neel's tumultuous biography and the legacy to paint the subjects of her era, such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Bella Abzug and Annie Sprinkle.|
"Portrait painter Alice Neel (1900-1984) was a self-described collector of souls who recorded her sitters on canvas through six decades of the 20th Century, among them Andy Warhol, Bella Abzug, Allen Ginsberg and Annie Sprinkle. Neel always sought the "authentic," moving from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem just as the Village was gaining a reputation in the art scene. She sacrificed almost everything for her art, delving so far into the psyche of her sitters she would almost lose herself. Yet Neel was also a dedicated mother, raising two sons in the bohemian world she inhabited. Filmmaker Andrew Neel, Alice Neel's grandson, put together the pieces of the painter's life using intimate one-on-one interviews with Neel's surviving family and personal archival video. This documentary explores the artist's tumultuous biography and the legacy of Alice Neel's determination to paint her era."--New Group Video website.
|Item Description:||Special features: commentary with Andrew, Hartley and Richard Neel; painted by Alice; communism and social consciousness; Alice's apartment; the Porsche story.|
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Format:||DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital stereo.|
|Production Credits:||Cinematographers, Andrew Neel, Ethan Palmer, Hillary Spera ; editor, Luke Meyer ; original music, Jonah Rapino.|