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Categorize Artist Wayne White? Don’t Even Try

In the world of art, if you’ve met with success by wielding a paintbrush or a camera or a microphone or a sculpting knife, it’s easy to hang onto that tool and become best known in its genre. Sure you … Continue reading

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Artist Wayne White’s 5 Tips for Flea Market Shopping

Artist Wayne White, who will be featured on the Independent Lens film Beauty is Embarrassing, is beloved in the fine arts world for his “word paintings.” He buys big landscape paintings at flea markets and transforms them into unique works … Continue reading

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Be a Great Artist! Or Just Vaguely Resemble One…

I don’t know about you, but my talents do not lie in the visual arts. Stick figures run away screaming when they see me coming. So it was with great happiness that I discovered that the artist featured in the … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Q&A: Vanessa Gould’s Path from Origami to Obituaries

A small square of origami paper can be folded into an infinite number of complicated shapes. Similarly, Vanessa Gould’s documentary career has become surprisingly complex after her first film, Between the Folds (an Independent Lens encore presentation this December), which spotlighted origami … Continue reading

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Herb & Dorothy Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki on the Death of Herb Vogel

You might remember the inspirational couple Herb and Dorothy Vogel from Independent Lens‘s 2009 film Herb & Dorothy. The pair assembled one of the most important post-1960 art collections in history on their modest civil-service salaries. Sadly, Herb Vogel passed … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of The Woodmans with C. Scott Willis and Lois Vossen

This week marks the premiere of The Woodmans, a film by C. Scott Willis about a family of successful artists and the fallout from the death of their youngest and most celebrated member. Francesca Woodman was a talented, visionary, and … Continue reading

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Vote for Your Favorite Independent Lens Viewer Artist!

OK, so we asked you to enter our “Are You a Visionary?” art contest, and boy, did you ever wow us with your talent. We never want Artists Month to end! In fact, we had originally planned to have only … Continue reading

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Are You a Visionary? Enter Our Artists Month Contest

In celebration of Artists Month, we’re putting out a call for entries for you — our creative audience — to create and submit a piece of artwork that best reflects you. We’re looking for expressions of identity and creativity here: … Continue reading

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Unearthing the Miraculous in a Far Away Land

Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev discovered a book at a flea market in Moscow about Russian avant-garde art that miraculously survived Soviet censorship. That chance encounter led to many years traveling back and forth between Los Angeles, Moscow, and Uzbekistan, … Continue reading

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Desert of Forbidden Art Museum Threatened in Uzbekistan

On April 5, we’ll be premiering the film The Desert of Forbidden Art on Independent Lens (check local listings). As the film opens theatrically in a few select cities in the United States, its subject — the remarkable collection of … Continue reading

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