The Print Center | Framing the Artists: Artists & Art in Film & Television

Temporary Services, Framing the Artists: Artists & Art in Film & Television $3.00

2005
Soft, die cut cover with staple-bound binding 
Offset lithograph cover, digital throughout 
28 pages
8.5" x 5.5" 
Edition of 475 

Fictional representations of art and biographical films about dead artists are common in mainstream media, despite the lack of concern with living visual artists and their projects. So what do these representations reveal to us about artists and their work? Many depictions center on artists’ unusual behavior, love affairs, or self-destruction through drugs and alcohol. Jokes about not being able to understand modern art are endless. Very few biographies of actual or fictive artists seriously attempt to consider the artist’s creative process in a nuanced way. Framing the Artists is an overview of many examples of these characterizations. Temporary Services has watched hundreds of hours of video and they concede that their research has only just begun.