The Collector (2006)

Genres - Culture & Society, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Graphic & Applied Arts, Hobbies & Games  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Nearly 50 years after throwing caution to the wind and abandoning his career in law to open an art gallery showcasing abstract expressionist works by such emerging artists as Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud, the founder of the acclaimed Allan Stone Gallery is profiled by filmmaker daughter Olympia in a documentary that asks whether Allan Stone's penchant for collecting art is driven by admiration for the craft, or simple obsession. Founded in 1960, the Allan Stone Gallery was still going strong at the dawn of the 21st century. In this documentary, art lovers are afforded the rare opportunity of seeing Allan doing what he does best -- opening exhibits, conversing with artists, spending quiet time with family, and discussing the various works of art that fill his sprawling Westchester home.

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art-gallery, art-scene, behind-the-scenes, collecting, compulsion, owner