Part 3 - What Lies Beneath
Beginning with Jasper Johns' iconic flag paintings, Andrew suggests that pop art, which dominated the 60s, was born out of a desire to 'kill' the abstract expressionists. He explores the attempt to return to pantheism and the sublime in landscape, especially with the minimalist works of artists like Donald Judd. Andrew visits Marfa in the Texan desert where Judd sited some of his largest and most ambitious work. He also looks at this legacy in the work of James Turrell, and takes part in the radical, experimental Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Desert. Finally Andrew travels to New York and Los Angeles to explore the contemporary art market, driven by powerful figures like Larry Gagosian. He explores yet another paradox at the heart of American culture - the 'filthy capitalism' of market economics versus the purity of idealism.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Universal Hollywood, Los Angeles
Levittown, Long Island, New York
LAX Airport, Los Angeles
|Series Producer||Silvia Sacco|
|Executive Producer||Basil Comely|