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Past Event Series Zero-Sum:  Art History 101 to 1974  or, for the first time, all of 3000 years of Fine Art in 94 minutes 


Michel Hugo’s Sort of a Commercial for an Icebag by Claes Oldenburg (1969)

This compilation program, mined from Pittsburgh’s own The Orgone Archive, treats viewers to a cinematic art history lesson beginning with the cave drawings of early man to the painted demons of the 16th century through the impressionists, abstract expressionists and pop artists of the 20th century. A variety of documentary styles and film techniques showcase the art of Pieter Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Edgar Degas, Jackson Pollock, Gertrude & Otto Natzler, Claes Oldenburg, and Andy Warhol. Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner’s claymation classic Closed Mondays complements the program by humorously illustrating the power of art.

The program:

Art (1969) by Dan McLaughlin  3 min
Sources of Art (1967) by Bailey Films, Inc.  10 min
Sort of a Commercial for an Icebag by Claes Oldenburg (1969) by Michel Hugo  18 min
Degas (1973) by David W. Powell  6 min
Jackson Pollock (1951) by Paul Falkenberg and Hans Namuth   10 min
Closed Mondays (1974) By Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner  8 min
The Ceramic Art of the Natzlers (1973) by Edmund Pennie  14 min
Il Demoniaco Nell’ Arte (1951) by Carlo Castelli Gattinara   15 min
Cheese! or What Really Did Happen in Andy Warhol’s Studio (1965) by Nancy Thomas  10 min

Films courtesy The Orgone Archive & The Andy Warhol Museum
All films 16mm, b/w or color, sound.

Additional Information

Parking for this event is complimentary in The Warhol parking lot.


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