What is art and how does it relate to society? Is its value determined by its popularity or originality? Is the goal profit or expressing one’s personal vision? These are some of the questions raised as we follow fiercely independent New York artist Robert Cenedella in his artistic journey through decades of struggling for creative expression.
A student, protégé and friend of German artist George Grosz, Cenedella is now passing on the legacy of Grosz’s approach to art, in the very same room where Grosz taught. In portraying Cenedella’s determination to buck the system of what’s popular while critiquing that popularity in his attempt to turn the art world upside down, ART BASTARD is a funny, touching, and insightful look inside the maverick mind of a true original.– Written by Art Bastard
Soon to be released CAVU Pictures’ new documentary ART BASTARD starring Robert Cenedella! The film will open in New York on June 3 at the Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, in Los Angeles on June 17 at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica and in Orange County on June 24 at the Edwards University Town Center 6 in Irvine, followed by a national release.