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Mark Tobey

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by Robert Gardner
color, 19 min, 1952

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Mark Tobey was made while the painter lived in Seattle, Washington early in the 1950's. It is only the second film made by Robert Gardner and tries to show in cinematic language how this man looked at the world; Tobey himself both performs and is observed. A unique film in the Gardner oeuvre, the film not only presents an experimental portrait of Tobey but serves as a window into the American art, avant-garde film, and poetic movements of this period.

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