Auguste Rodin renethemovie #artist #quote, “Let a great artist or a great writer make use of one or the other of uglinesses, instantly it is transfigured: with a touch of his fairy wand he has turned it into beauty; it is alchemy; it is enchantment.” Auguste Rodin
What does it take to succeed in #Hollywood? A Pair of … You Guessed it! @TheDealerMovie @ReneTheMovie
A friend just asked me how I come I am working on two different films, at the same time. My response, “I have heard one needs A PAIR of balls to succeed in Hollywood.” And, I think that I am right!
Formally speaking, I have been working on ‘the new’ film The Dealer (Movie) long before René (The Movie). That issince about 2012. I am not going to bore you with the old narrative of how I came back to filmmaking after suffering through seventeen years in academia… Here is a quick (re)view of my background in film and the art world here (IMDb).
The fact of the matter is that I have been thinking about, working with, and studying the system of The Dealer for three decades!
Dealers: art dealers, antique dealers, furniture dealers, antique jewelry dealers, coin dealers, manuscript dealers, book dealers, dealers in history, adviser-dealers, curator-dealers, private dealers, dealers-in-antiquity (not to be confused with antique dealers), print dealers…
In other words, the narrative, the plot and the character of The Dealer have been growing in my mind, in a most organic fashion, for thirty years.
The past two years have simply enabled me to translate The Dealer into his most cinematic manifestation.
René, on the other hand, is an entirely different aesthetic exercise in visual storytelling - a ménage à quatre between Art (RODIN), Poetry (RILKE), Theater (SHAW) & Dance …
Photo courtesy of Lori Bucci, Flick
Been thinking about the #artmarket #flowcharts #art & #algorithms all week long … https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140724144040-12126669-advice-on-collecting-part-iv-flowcharts-algorithms?published=t
RT@ReneTheMovie #artist #quote: “The only principle in Art is to copy what you see. Dealers in aesthetics to the contrary, every other method is fatal. There is no recipe for improving nature.” Auguste Rodin
#TheDealerMovie: @museumviews. #ArtMarket, “If, as a collector, you seek to emulate the taste of others, especially of those in an exceedingly volatile and unreliable art market, you are doomed to fail sooner if not later. Even multi-billionaire investors who form the top 100 list of the greatest collectors of our era have been misled by galleries, auction houses, artists, and yes, even their own private advisors.
Just because we don’t hear trees fall in the forest, it doesn’t mean that they don’t….”