SHORT: Elizabeth Murray: "Bop"

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Release date

March 22, 2013


Filmed in 2002, Elizabeth Murray (1940–2007) is shown working on the large-scale painting Bop (2002–03) in her Manhattan studio. As Murray adds and removes shapes and colors to its interconnected canvases, she expresses frustration but later satisfaction with the piece. To Murray, experiences like this, of finding resolution after struggling, was a highlight of being an artist. The completed artwork is shown at The Pace Gallery.

CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Alice Bertoni & Susan Sollins. Camera: Ken Kobland. Sound: Judy Karp. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Elizabeth Murray & The Pace Gallery.