Final Traces of the Abstract Expressionists (USA, Germany | 2014, 45 min)
Directed by: Caro Jost
Cast: Alex Katz, Irving Sandler, Jonathan Cramer, Rita Reinhardt, Karole Vail
Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Peggy Guggenheim et.al.,: what is left of their former studios, galleries, bars, meetings places in New York City today? Filmmaker Caro Jost (a famous artist herself) follows in the footsteps of these artists of an era. In a mixture of walk and detective hunt, she shows what has now become of these once important places, where art history was made and the Abstract Expressionism arised after WW II in NYC. The film is a juxtaposition of the past and the present, annotated with historical footage, interviews of living eye witnesses, like famous artist Alex Katz. It is not a typical documentary; it is more an investigative art film. Music by Morton Feldman.Rudy Burckhardt, John Cohen, Nina Leen, et.al.