The Lexington Film League and 21c proudly present America’s Pop Collector: Robert C. Scull – Contemporary Art at Auction
This documentary covers the October 1973 auction of 50 artworks from the collection of Robert and Ethel Scull, who were among the most important collectors of American Pop Art. It is notorious for Robert Rauschenberg’s confrontation with Scull after the auction.
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“Once you’ve witnessed the October, 1973, auction of 50 works of art from the collection of the taxi tycoon Robert Scull—the sale brought him $2,240,900—you may be glad that you don’t paint, sculpture, own, sell, or buy contemporary art—which appears to addle many who come in contact with it. In fact, the movie makes the audience feel superior to those on screen—a sensation that’s always pleasing, whether it’s justified or not.” -Nora Sayre, Movie Documents Auction of Scull’s Art, N.Y. Times, October 17, 1974.
“conceptualized and co-ordinated” by E. J. Vaughn and John Schott; edited by Leah Siegel and Mr. Schott; filmed by Susan and Alan Raymond and Ron Dorfman; originated and produced by Mr. Vaughn.
About the Lexington Film League Showcase
The Lexington Film League Showcase at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington presents monthly programs that reflect the richness and diversity of contemporary film and video practice in the region and the world. The programs will include new works made by young artists, important works made by living artists, and historical works made by marginalized artists, including various media including single-channel films and videos, as well as performances. The programs include works that reference different genres, including abstract, non-narrative, documentary, and fictional works. The Showcase presents important film and video works that are not currently available in the area, and promotes Lexington and 21c as a venue for artistic film and video work.
LexArts has provided funding support for Lexington Film League Showcase at 21c through its Fund for the Arts.