Art/World launches Television series

New TV Series for artists

July 29, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) The ground-breaking television crowdfunding site has selected Art/world as it’s latest program offering. Art/World features the greatest cities on the planet, as seen through the eyes of their greatest artists. One of the innovative elements of Art/World’s strategy is to offer original archival prints as rewards for pledges of as little as $50, and original paintings to larger donors, who become what are known as “Execs” when they contribute funds to the project.

“These amazing artists and cities are part of the struggle for freedom and expression we call the art world. We want to offer their art work to people who help us tell their stories.”

- Director Juri Koll

Mr. Koll has been producing and directing documentaries about artists for over 20 years. His first documentary, about world famous sculptor Mark di Suvero, was recently selected to be exhibited in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

The current pilot episode focuses on Los Angeles, which has become the one of the most important centers of art in the world, having recently completed a 10-year project called Pacific Standard Time, sponsored by over 100 galleries and museums around Southern California, including the Getty Center.

His pilot features Ellwood T. Risk, who begins the creation of his work by firing bullets at them at his local shooting range. He became an artist after over 10 years as a drywall specialist. Joe Fernandez, a former Navy diesel mechanic, is a ceramics sculptor who travels 4 hours by bus everyday to visit his studio and work on his unique pieces, which feature animal figures of beautifully broken fragments made with fired ceramic wrapped in armature wire.

And that’s just 2 of the 6 artists featured in his pilot episode, as well as world famous art critcs Peter Frank and Shana Nys Dambrot, as well as museum director Ron Hansen, of the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Art World introduction video


For further information, visit the Art/world TV project or contact the director, Juri Koll, at 310-957-7037.

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