Category: the making of


A Tale of a Dog, The Young Doctor, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet

A Tale of a Dog, The Young Doctor, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Toronto-based artist and author Brian Dedora shared with us many enlightening stories about his time working alongside William Kurelek in Av Isaacs’ framing shop. Brian wrote a terrific book titled With WK in the Workshop: A Memoir of William Kurelek which you can learn more about on his website by clicking here. Bill was not only a close friend of Brian’s but a fellow artist whom he greatly admired and learned from. We’d like to share with you a short clip below titled...

HISTORY OF THE FILM – Over 40 years in the making

HISTORY OF THE FILM – Over 40 years in the making

HISTORY OF THE FILM In 1969, filmmaker Robert M. Young was approached by professor James Maas of Cornell University to make a film about “psychotic art”. When Robert Young saw William Kurelek’s painting The Maze in Maas’s slide collection, he knew that he had to make a film about the man who painted it. “What was so remarkable about this painting to me”, says director Robert M. Young, “was that I felt I was looking into someones mind. It had...