New documentary features Warhol, Hockney
December 31 2005 12:00 AM ET
Variety reports that Palm Pictures has acquired
rights to Peter Rosen's documentary Who Gets to
Call It Art? A portrait of Metropolitan Museum
curator Henry Geldzahler, this look at New York City's
1960s arts scene includes footage of gay artists Andy
Warhol and David Hockney, along with Jasper Johns, Roy
Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, and James Rosenquist.
Among Geldzahler's achievements was the Met's largest
exhibition of modern art, "New York Painting and
Sculpture 1940-1970." The film is set for an early 2006
theatrical release, followed by DVD distribution via
Palm's label Arthouse Films.
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