NO!art Man is a documentary film about the Russian born artist Boris Lurie, who has lived and worked in New York since 1946. This film is a portrait of one of the most radical minds in the New York art world from the early 1960's. For the most part, Lurie's works are powerful and troubling indictments of man's injustice to man. His photomontages of the late 1950's and early 1960's have been described as the most relevant and shocking images of the period. Today Lurie's images are as strong and relevant as when they were made. This film presents an artist who is still considered unknown to the general art audience.
The film is based on conversations between the director, Amikam Goldman, and Boris Lurie, from their first meeting in 1999 through 2001. The film also includes interviews with art historians, dealers, and artist friends of Boris Lurie.
NO!art MAN with Boris Lurie, Rocco Armento, Dietmar Kirves, Volkhard Knigge, Estera Millman, Clayton Patterson, Arturo Schwarz and Gertrude Stein.
Narrator: Richard Harrington
Featuring works by: Rocco Armento, Isser Aronovici, Herb Brown, Erro, John Fisher, Stanley Fisher, Dorothy Gillespie, Sam Goodman, Richard Hambleton, Allen Kaprow, Franz Kline, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Boris Lurie, Michelle Stuart, Harriet Long Wood, Wolf Vostell
Additional Camerawork by Eddie Daza, Yuko Sueta and Ran Goldman
German Translation: Brooks Hefner
Narration Sound Technician: Amitai Asher
Ambience Soundrecording Assistant: Gabi Savransky
Music by: Loren M. Connors and Alan Licht from "Two Nights", RoadCone Records 1996; Loren M. Connors, "Evening" from "Portrait of a Soul", FBWL Label 2000; Dina Verni, "When we met each other" and "Again sit behind the bars" from "Prison Songs", Rarity 1999
Photographs: Bill Binzen, Betty Holliday, Dietmar Kirves, Fred W. McDarrah, Clayton Patterson, Charles Rotmil, Joseph Schneberg, Sybille Wittmann.
Buchenwald Video: Clayton Patterson
"Doom Show" (1960), B&W 16mm Film by Ray Wisniewski
War footage by courtesy of NARA, The National Archives, Washington DC
Film Developping & Video transfers: COLORLAB
The Film was edited in "Beverly Films", NYC, and at "the Picture Room, inc.", NYC.
Also appeared in the film: Martin Kirves, Simone Zimmermann, Dabney Hailey, Kevin Archer, Ross Knight, David Bogosian, Arron Yassin.
THANK YOU: Veronique N. Doumbe, Dabney Hailey, Armin Hundertmark, Julia Johannsen, Harriat Wood, Jason Eastman, Lisa Goldring, Stephan Fairchild, Shalom Yemini, Ellen Simon, Mako Kamitsuna, Cal La Viscount, Daria Danzig, Josh & Brooks, Yoni Maron, Gaby Tarjan, Raya Shani, Yuri Kapralow, Alan Licht, Loren M. Connors, Du-All, Charlie Rehwinkel, Eckhart Holzboog, Alina Bliumis, Curt Germundson, Bill Binzen, Yoni Ben-Tovim, Rocio Hidalgo, Martin Kirves, Daniel Siedell, Elsa Rensaa, Mike Cribben, Ran Goldman, Dimitri, Michael & Zhenia, Mike Weiner, Arturo Schwarz, Estera Milman, Richard Harrington, Rocco & Ben Armento, The New School Department, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, The Telaviv Museum of Art.
Most Special Thank to Dietmar Kirves and Clayton Patterson and to my beloved parents, Yael and Gabriel Goldman without whom ...
Produced by Amikam Goldman | MAIN STREETS FILMS production 2003
ABOUT AMIKAM GOLDMAN: Born 1973 in Israel and grew up in Tel Aviv. He finished high school in "Irony Alef for the arts". In September 1995 he moved to the USA to study film making, first at the "Film & Television Workshops", in Maine and since 1996, when he moved to New York, at the "New School for Social Research", where in 2000 he finished his diploma in cinema studies. He worked for 6 years in the major video & music store "Kim’s Video", in NYC. Made his short film "One-Windows", in 1997, which won 2nd place at the Marin County Film Festival, California. In November 2003 Amikam returned to Israel and he lives in Tel Aviv. He teaches cinema in "Blich" high school. He created the first film documentary about the NO!art co-founder Boris Lurie under the title "NO!art MAN". Lives in Tel Aviv.