Grace Hartigan - Shattering Boundaries

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Grace Hartigan - Shattering Boundaries is EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED by Microcinema DVD. To order this DVD an...
Grace Hartigan - Shattering Boundaries is EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED by Microcinema DVD. To order this DVD and/or other Microcinema titles, go to: www.microcinemadvd**** The story of a courageous woman who, along with her friends Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, was a key figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement in American art. Critics, art historians, curators and others share their thoughts on the significance of this dynamic painter and personality and the now legendary art scene of that time. A major artist who refused to be categorized, Hartigan continually invented and reinvented herself and her style and persevered in the face of profound personal and professional challenges: a very public falling out with Clement Greenberg, one of the most influential art critics of the time; an attempted suicide; an estrangement from her only child; and the long, tragic illness and death of her husband. This film tells the story of a fiercely independent painter whose life is as gutsy and compelling as her art, against the background of one the most explosive periods in American art history.
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