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The Woman Who Revolutionized the Manhattan Art World

Mar 24, 2016 | 596 videos
Video by Kristina Sorge

The gallerist Bernice Steinbaum is an instigator: she’s been described as a “fireball” and “overwhelming” by artists who’ve worked with her. A new documentary by Kristina Sorge goes inside Steinbaum’s tireless and lifelong efforts to champion the work of female artists and artists of color, at a time when their art was considered second-tier. In this short excerpt from the film, we’re introduced to Steinbaum’s colorful personality and worldview: “It’s all about aesthetics for me,” she proclaims. “These artists are artists by anybody’s standards...I want to choose those people who will make the annals of art history.” Sorge’s documentary is out now, you can purchase the full film on iTunes.

Author: Nadine Ajaka


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