“An exuberant fix for art junkies.” – Time Out New York
WHO GETS TO CALL IT ART? is a wild ride through the fascinating 1960's New York art world, seen through the eyes of the first “contemporary art” curator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Henry Geldzahler. Never-before-seen footage of artists including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein, and exclusive interviews with artists Frank Stella, David Hockney, and James Rosenquist provide an inside look at one of the most creatively fertile periods of American Art.
Geldzahler had an unsurpassed eye for spotting talent and single-handedly curated “New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970,” the largest exhibit of modern art ever shown at the Met. With music from the period, including The Velvet Underground, CAN, Eric Dolphy, and The Monks, director Peter Rosen’s WHO GETS TO CALL IT ART? presents a vibrant look at ten amazing years when American artists challenged everything and forever changed the world of art.