Monday, December 31, 2012

Louise P. Sloane Donation for the Film.

I was given this wonderful Acrylic on Tyvek painting by Louise P. Sloane as a gift to help with raising funds for my film.

It's an amazing yellow piece, you can see it in it's beauty from the pics I have uploaded here. Click on the images and you can see them in almost 1:1 scale.

Louise P. Sloane
"Color Study on Tyvek"
30" X 28.5"

The price for this wonderful work of art is $700. That includes shipping anywhere.

Thanks for your support. All of the donations will go directly to serving the documentary.

If you wish to help support you can also click the box to the right and donate as much as you wish.

Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, December 23, 2012

New Facebook page for film.

Just wanted to let everyone know about our new Facebook page dedicated to the film.

And now, without further ado!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

An introduction into my life with this film...

It has been about 2 years now that I have been working on this documentary. Many ups and downs...the ups always outweighing the downs. And so much that I have learned. I have given the idea of a book on my travels and insights into the art world a lot of thought, and I figured I'd just go and print some of the introductions right here for you to get a peek into my life, as I am giving you a peek into these people's lives.

So without further ado. Here's how it began.


It was 1999 when I fist got to see the film Painters Painting. I remember I went to the library that day; we have a great library in Columbus, Ohio, always voted the best, even better than NY’s public library. I found myself checking through all the vhs tapes, looking for something interesting to watch, maybe there was a nice art documentary in the art section that would give me some insight into art that I had yet to find. As my eyes darted back and forth over all the basic videos of Picasso and Renoir, I suddenly came across this white vhs tape box with red lettering that said PAINTERS PAINTING. I immediately felt, hey this might be something here, grabbing it, and checking out the back of the box. I see names like Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Barnett Newman, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, and Frank Stella. I knew right then I was in for a treat. I almost couldn’t wait to get back home to watch this. 2 hours is a long time for a documentary, but I remember being glued to the TV as I was watching this. I only found myself hitting fast forward when Andy Warhol came on the screen. That guy has always bored me to tears. But immediately after was one of my absolute favorite painters…Frank Stella. I noticed that the way the film was put together, that it had the originators, and then it went into the generation right after, finally ending up at the end with the youngest of all the people in the film. A young Larry Poons, who had been in his second phase of his painting journey for only about 2 years when Emile De Antonio came to film. Larry is a brilliant painter, and his section is still my absolute favorite of the film. I always felt that De Antonio put his section the way it was, so that we wouldn’t be interfered in it by anyone else getting in the way of what was happening. We actually get to witness something you’ll probably never see in another film, a painter cropping his own painting. I say this not to demean, but to give you an idea of how rare videos like this really are. The window they give us into the world of these geniuses.



Thanks for reading.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

James Panero at Storefront Bushwick speaking about the art world.

I got to meet and hang out with writer James Panero on Sunday the 18th of November. We met up at a gallery James likes to visit called Storefront Bushwick. We spent some time talking about the paintings inside and the role of Bushwick in the future art world. I'll turn this over to James to tell you the rest.

Thanks and enjoy.

Jeffrey Collins

Matthew Deleget speaking about Minus Space and Ted Stamm.

On my second journey to Dumbo, I got to hang out and do an interview with Matthew Deleget, Artist/Writer/Curator/Director of Minus Space. We got to speak in detail about the role of Minus Space and the many wonderful artists that have shown there. One in particular was the artist Ted Stamm, who unfortunately passed away at age 39. I'll turn this over to Matthew to tell you the rest.


Jeffrey Collins

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Frosty Myers Interview Clip.

I got to hang out with Sculptor Forrest 'Frosty' Myers in his studio on November 11th. Had a wonderful time talking about his work and all he was doing with his art. Here's a wonderful clip you definitely won't see anywhere else. Frosty playing one of his sculptures.

Hope you enjoyed that. Plenty more to come.

Remember if you would like to help, you can always donate by clicking on the box to the right.

Thanks Frosty. I had a wonderful day hanging out with you. Looking forward to the future.

Thanks to all who have been involved and helped me get to this point. Cheers to you!

Jeffrey Collins