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How to Draw a Bunny
     

How to Draw a Bunny

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Director: John Walters, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein

Cast: John Walters, Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein

 

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Ray Johnson was an artist who followed a creative path so individual than even his closest friends were often hard put to explain just what he was up to. Once described as "the most famous unknown artist in America," Johnson was a legend partly for his work (in which he incorporated pop art images, collage, rubber stamps, and any number of other elements in a unique

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Ray Johnson was an artist who followed a creative path so individual than even his closest friends were often hard put to explain just what he was up to. Once described as "the most famous unknown artist in America," Johnson was a legend partly for his work (in which he incorporated pop art images, collage, rubber stamps, and any number of other elements in a unique and groundbreaking manner), partly for his striking sense of humor (he once accepted an offer of 1,500 dollars for a piece after someone had offered to pay 2,000 dollars -- but cut 25 percent of the painting away before sending it to its new owner), and partly for his unique behavior (which many saw as a variety of performance art, including his suicide, after which he was found drowned in Sag Harbor -- with a treasure trove of unseen artwork carefully arranged in his home). How to Draw a Bunny (a title which refers to the cartoon rabbit that was Johnson's signature) is a documentary about Ray Johnson's always memorable life and death, and features video footage of the artist's performance pieces, as well as interviews with friends and contemporaries Roy Lichenstein, Christo, Chuck Close, and Billy Name; jazz great Max Roach composed the film's musical score.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2004
UPC:
0660200309725
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

"From the Cutting Room Floor"; "The Ray Johnson Memorial Show"; Commentary track featuring director John Walter & producer/cinematographer Andrew Moore; Photo gallery; Previews; Weblinks

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Friday the 13th [:04]
2. Richard Feigen [7:07]
3. Nothing [2:41]
4. 2x13 Portraits [4:07]
5. At Black Mountain [7:23]
6. Norman Solomon [2:34]
7. Lucky Strike [5:54]
8. Correspondance [4:27]
9. Brilliant Daze [5:40]
10. Billy Name [6:22]
11. Picasso Party [6:39]
12. Modern Art [5:01]
13. Coffee Break [3:55]
14. Kafka Break [4:45]
15. Floating Bodies [5:01]
16. Cause of Death [5:16]
17. A Work of Art [4:43]
18. Credits [5:56]
1. Gerry Ayres [5:09]
2. Remy Charlip [3:49]
3. Diane DiPrima [2:38]
4. James Rosenquist [2:49]
5. Judith Malina [3:09]
6. Deleted Scene: Ray's Mural [3:06]
7. Norman Solomon [11:19]

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How to Draw a Bunny 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating documentary. Ray Johnson was a weirdly unique human being, and his artwork is amazing. This film captures all of that, the flavor of that, how this person created something new in life that has enriched the world. It left me with a feeling that I can't quite find words for. The photo gallery of his artwork alone is worth buying the DVD for.
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