Featuring a post-film Q&A with director Tamar Halpern!
Co-presented by Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson & the University of Arizona Museum of Art
Between April 10 and May 8, The University of Arizona Museum of Art will be screening a 20 minute short film of Llyn Foulkes at work in his studio and exhibiting his painting “Chart #1”. For more information visit artmuseum.arizona.edu or call 520-621-7567.
“Entertainingly introspective … an engaging tribute to an artist who has stayed true to himself … Foulkes is a joy to watch in action.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Provocative and wildly entertaining. The engaging doc Llyn Foulkes One Man Band profiles the fascinating life and work of true rebel of the art world.” – MSN.com
“A quality look into the life and art of a tremendous artistic mind.” – Film Threat
The feature documentary Llyn Foulkes One Man Band follows painter and musician Llyn Foulkes (dubbed “The Most Famous Artist You’ve Never Heard Of”) from ages 70 - 77 as he struggles to be acknowledged for his considerable achievements. During the seven years chronicled in the film, Foulkes creates, destroys and recreates a pair of large-scale, three-dimensional paintings, which costs him his marriage, all while trying to keep a toe hold in the art market. Propelled by commentary from Dennis Hopper and George Herms, the film reveals how Foulkes has avoided “selling his soul,” setting the tone not only for the next 50 years of his uncompromising, up-and-down career, but also for the international art world at last rediscovering him at the age of 77. (Dir. by Tamar Halpern & Chris Quilty, 2013, USA, 88 mins., Not Rated) Digital