Who Gets to Call It Art?

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This documentary explores the iconoclastic life of museum curator Henry Geldzahler. A voice in the wilderness during the 1960s, Geldzahler champions the work of pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, who are not highly accepted in the art scene. Through footage from the era and interviews with artists, the film reveals Geldzahler's contributions to the art world -- including his landmark exhibition "New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  • Shot with a Peter Greenaway-like austere impudence and edited brilliantly (by Jed Parker), this is an entertaining movie, and a moving one -- even if, like me, you're not especially fond of these paintings or that scene.

    June 22, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • With its snappy, even hectic editing and great archival footage, Who Gets to Call It Art? is loads of fun to watch.

    March 3, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Rosen covers a lot of ground in 80 minutes, and he's picked the right subject to focus on.

    February 16, 2006 | Rating: B+

    Noel Murray

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  • Peter Rosen's documentary Who Gets to Call It Art? paints an entertaining picture of the cherubic gentleman, who as the first curator of contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    February 3, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
  • The film's appeal is for the eyes.

    February 3, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Clocking in at 80 minutes, this glib, largely uninformative and poorly organized précis of the post-World War II art scene succeeds neither as history nor as art history.

    February 1, 2006 | Rating: 1/5

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