MILTON RESNICK at 100: A Centenary View. A remembrance and a showing of a new film, “Milton Resnick Paints a Picture.”

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MILTON RESNICK at 100: A Centenary View. A remembrance and a showing of a new film, “Milton Resnick Paints a Picture.”

Time: March 31, 2017 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Location: Behind the Door
Street: 219 Court Street
City/Town: Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://vpropera.org
Event Type: film, talk, remembrance, arts
Organized By: Judith Barnes, Vertical Player Repertory
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2017

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Disorder but completeness, a total anarchy and at the same time a universal truth.  — Milton Resnick

Vertical Player Repertory's miniatures behind the door salon series presents MILON RESNICK at 100

Friday, March 31, 2017, 8:00 pm

Behind the Door
219 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The painter Milton Resnick (1917-2004) would have been 100 this year. A larger than life personality, a poet, raconteur and philosopher, he might have become one of the towering figures of 20th century painting, had he cared to embrace the public. A museum devoted to his legacy is scheduled to open this year in his old studio, a defunct synagogue in Chinatown, NYC.  This evening will feature a short film of him painting and discussing his views on art and society, followed by a projection of paintings painted over eight separate decades.

Our host will be painter and writer Geoffrey Dorfman, Secretary and Trustee of the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation. His awards include an NEA Grant and the National Academy’s Henry Ward Ranger Prize in Painting. He contributed to Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: the Muriel Kallis Newman Collection (The Metropolitan and Yale University, 2007). He has written for Artforum and Stagebill and authored Out Of the Picture; Milton Resnick and the New York School (Midmarch Arts Press, 2003).

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