Lifeline: Clyfford Still
Jackson Pollock said, “he makes the rest of us look academic,” Mark Rothko acknowledged him as a “myth-maker” and Clement Greenberg called him “a highly influential maverick and an independent genius.” Clyfford Still, one of the strongest, most original contributors to abstract expressionism, walked away from the commercial art world at the height of his career. Extremely disciplined, principled, and prolific, Still left behind a treasure trove of works like no other major artist in history. With a wonderful mosaic of archival material, found footage and audio recorded by the artist himself, Lifeline paints a picture of a modern icon, his uncompromising creative journey and the price of independence.
Director: Dennis Scholl
Actors: Brad Cloepfil, Clyfford Still, David Anfam, Dean Sobel, Diane Still Knox, James Demetrion, Jeffrey Loria, Jerry Saltz, John Hickenlooper, Julian Schnabel, Julie Mehretu, Mark Bradford, Neal Benezra, Sandra Still Campbell, Tom Healy
Duration: 90 min