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  1. Lorena Manriquez filming Siqueiros while underneath a huge mural by the artist

    "Art Has to Capture the Struggle of Our People": Lorena Manriquez and Siqueiros

    September 4, 2020

    Director Lorena Manríquez spoke with me about the filmmaking process behind her film about Mexican muralist David Siqueiros, as well as the persistence required, and working during COVID quarantine.

  2. Categorize Artist Wayne White? Don’t Even Try

    January 21, 2013

    Before tonight's premiere of Beauty is Embarrassing, Independent Lens reflects on the eclectic career of artist Wayne White. Wayne White’s talents go well beyond painting.In the world of art, if you’ve met success by wielding a paintbrush or a camera or a microphone or a sculpting knife, it’s easy to hang onto that tool and become best known in that

  3. Enter the Independent Lens Artists Month Contest

    April 13, 2011

    Prizes include a signed print from Marwencol and an original painting from Mikey Welsh (former Weezer bassist) In celebration of Artists Month, we're putting out a call for entries to you -- our creative audience -- to create and submit a piece of artwork that best reflects you. We're looking for expressions of identity and creativity here: Perhaps it's a

  4. Live Chat for Artists Month from ITVS, Art Beat, and Independent Lens

    April 11, 2011

    In celebration of Artists Month, PBS NewsHour’s Art Beat, Independent Lens, and ITVS are hosting a live chat with the filmmakers behind this month's slate of amazing docs. The chat starts at 7PM EST and will include filmmakers Tamra Davis (director of Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child), Pedro Kos (editor of Waste Land) and Jeff Malmberg (director

  5. Basquiat Resonates through the Haitian Art Community

    April 11, 2011

    Carine Fabius from The Huffington Post, reviews Tamra Davis's film about iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.  In preparation for the release of Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, I was asked by ITVS to blog about it for Beyond the Box. While I’d like to think it’s because of my terribly trenchant observations about art, a subject I occasionally