Sun. Aug. 10
CAM Members and Students: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00
Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall
View the documentary The Collector (2007, 60 min.) by filmmaker Olympia Stone which explores the 46-year career of her father Allan Stone (1932 - 2006), famed New York City gallery owner and art collector. Stone reveals her father’s compulsive collecting genius while telling the parallel story of his lifelong journey through the art world from the 1950s to 2006. Viewers are taken on an extraordinary path inside one man’s obsessive submersion in art and its influence on the artists, art dealers and family members with whom he worked and lived. Allan Stone was a leading authority on Abstract Expressionism, an early advocate for and collector of works by Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Joseph Cornell, and John Graham, as well works by such celebrated artists as Joseph Cornell, John Chamberlain, Wayne Thiebaud, César Baldaccini, and Arman. His gallery also promoted and collected the work of a younger generation of living artists, including Robert S. Neuman, Robert Arneson, Dennis Clive, Jack Whitten, Robert Baribeau, James Grashow, Robert Mallary, and Richard Hickam, among many others, whose aesthetic tendencies suggested intriguing connections to the historical holdings of his gallery’s collection.
Olympia Stone currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC and is a producer, director and editor who has worked on documentaries for the Discovery Channel, A&E Networks, WGHB, MTV and ABC. She will discuss the film and do Q&A after the screening. Held in collaboration with the CAM exhibition Corrugated World The Artwork of James Grashow on view through Aug. 31, 2014. Purchase seats on CAM's website: www.cameronartmuseum.org, by phone or at the door.