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Title Black white + gray [videorecording] / LM Media GmbH, Arthouse Films present a film by James Crump.

Imprint New York, NY : New Video Group : Arthouse Films, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  779 M322Bb 2009    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note DVD release of the 2007 film.
System Details NTSC, region 1.
Performer Narrator, Joan Juliet Buck.
Pierre Apraxine, Dick Cavett, Dominick Dunne, Raymond Foye, Ralph Gibson, Jean-Jacques Naudet, John Richardson, Patti Smith, Paul Walter, Clark Worswick, and many more.
Credits Written and directed by James Crump ; editor, Dave Giles ; music, J. Ralph ; directors of photograph, Christopher Felver ... [et al.] ; executive producers: Stanley F. Buchthal , David Koh, Maja Hoffmann.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Summary "Yale-educated and born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Sam Wagstaff's transformation from innovative museum curator to Robert Mapplethorpe's lover and patron is intensively probed in Black White + Gray. During the heady years of the 1970s and 1980s, the New York City art scene was abuzz with a new spirit, and Mapplethorpe would be at the center of it. Wagstaff pulled him from his suburban Queens existence, gave him a camera and brought him into this art world that seemed to be waiting for him, creating the man whose infamous images instilled emotions ranging from awe to anger. In turn, Mapplethorpe brought the formerly starched-shirt preppie to the world of drugs and gay S-and-M sex, well-documented in his still-startling photographs. Twenty-five years separated the lovers, but their relationship was symbiotic to its core, and the two remained together forever. The film also explores the relationship both men had with musician/poet Patti Smith, whose 1975 debut album 'Horses' catapulted her to fame."--Official website,
Note Bonus interview with Sam Wagstaff (17 min.).
Awards Official Selection, Tribeca International Film Festival and SilverDocs/AFI Discovery Documentary Festival.
Subject Wagstaff, Samuel J.
Mapplethorpe, Robert.
Smith, Patti.
Photographers -- United States -- Biography.
Photography -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- Biography.
Gay men -- United States -- Biography.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Added Author Crump, James.
Wagstaff, Samuel J.
Smith, Patti.
Buck, Joan Juliet.
Buchthal, Stanley F.
Koh, David.
Hoffmann, Maja.
Ralph, J. (Joshua)
Arthouse Inc.
LM Media (Firm)
New Video Group.
Arthouse Films.
Added Title Black white and gray
Black white plus gray
Note Title on disc label: Black white + gray : a portrait of Sam Wagstaff + Robert Mapplethorpe
ISBN 1422975894
Standard No. 767685212837

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