David Altmejd’s Heads

A head sculpture by David Altmejd in his Queens, New York studio, 2011. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.

A head sculpture by David Altmejd in his Queens, New York studio, 2011. Production still from the series Exclusive. © Art21, Inc. 2013. Cinematography by Jarred Alterman.

Filmed in 2011, David Altmejd discusses the head sculptures that he creates to accompany each new body of work. “Some sculptors make drawings, I make heads,” says Altmejd. By using the same materials found in his larger works, he distills his larger ideas into compact form. Works in the film are shown at the artist’s studio in Queens, and in his solo exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery in Manhattan. Watch the film below:

Exclusive is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; 21c Museum Hotel, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, and by individual contributors.

Contributor
Ian Forster is ART21's associate producer. He joined the staff in October 2009, first working on ART21 William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible and subsequently ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 6. In addition to his work on ART21′s broadcast programming for PBS, Forster oversees the Web video series ART21 Exclusive and ART21 Artist to Artist and is deeply involved with ART21 New York Close Up.
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  3. Melissa says:

    I love art and want to become an artist so bad. I have been doing my own art since I was 13 and have not stop. In the last 4 1/2 years of receiving a BA in Arts I discovered the camera I love to take photos and have kind of breaking away from my freehand drawling. I say I draw like Monet and can make lines become anything. I would love to share and teach this to people which I do to children after school. I love how you have breaking out of the norm and have created something different.

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