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Francesco Clemente - Francesco Clemente and Alba Clemente Monday 26th March 2012 Yves Saint Laurent sponsors The Metropolitan Opera's premiere of 'Jules Massenet's Manon' at the Metropolitan Opera House - Arrivals

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Fran Lebowitz and Francesco Clemente - Fran Lebowitz and Francesco Clemente New York City, USA - private party for 'Indochine: Stories, Shaken and Stirred' held at Bergdorf Goodman - Inside Thursday 29th October 2009

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Who Gets To Call It Art? Review


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The question asked by Peter Rosen's documentary Who Gets To Call It Art? is not just an excellent one, it's also probably the most important question asked by critics of modern art. Once Warhol used his Brillo boxes and soup cans to update Duchamp's ready-made concept for mass conception, thus helping to throw open the doors of the art world to (seemingly) any and all, a procession of querulous viewers starting asking just what made that pile of twisted metal in the corner of the gallery Art? While Rosen doesn't ever answer the question in its totality, the film does at least answer it in a smaller sense by focusing so much of its energy on the life and achievements of legendary modern art curator Henry Geldzahler. Who gets to call it art? This guy did, and not you. So there.

As the film readily acknowledges, art never has been, and was likely never really supposed to be a thing of populism. As artist after artist from the hothouse ferment of the 1960s New York scene intones amidst Rosen's jittery and fun editing collages, they were really making the art for each other. It was really the same few hundred people during that time roaming from one gallery opening to another, seeing the new Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, or James Rosenquist and then going home and making some art themselves. Or just talking about it. Call it pretentious or self-indulgent, but what Rosen does better than many other chroniclers of the art world is show not just how truly exhilarating it was to be present at such a pivotal cultural time, but also how extraordinarily enjoyable it was. And Geldzahler was at the center of it all, seemingly.

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Who The Hell Is Juliette? Review


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Offbeat docudrama of two women - one a 16 year old Cuban prostitute, the other a 23 year old Mexican model/actress - who look nearly identical but have wildly different lives. Fair, decent, not great, not horrible.

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