The Cedar Bar

Country: USA
Duration: 84 mins
B&W / Colour,
Sound: Sound
Ratio: 4:3
Available Format/s: SD Digital file
Original Format: SD Video


Originally written as a play in 1952 based on actual conversations between abstract expressionists Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, April Yabolonsky, gallerist John Myers and critic Clement Greenberg in their eponymous hangout, The Cedar Bar, this video a work of such magnitude that it mocks description in its self-declared “WAR BETWEEN THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE ART AND THOSE WHO WRITE ABOUT IT”. Spectacularly elusive, The Cedar Bar, genuinely yokes the push-and-pull of a once ‘new’ painting style with the enormity of expressionist opera into an uncontainable psycho-tornado!

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