Saturday, March 21, 2009


While sorting through the long squirreled-away personal effects of his dead banker FATHER, frustrated artist BRENT ESTABROOKS discovers his "Sitting Book," a journal that listed all of the models that sat for him as a painter in NYC in the late 40s and early 50s. Brent had no idea that his father ever held a brush, let alone rubbed shoulders with POLLOCK and painted portraits of BILLIE HOLIDAY, but when he uses the inspiration from this discovery to dive into his own long-suffering artistic pursuits at the expense of time with his wife DARLA and two young CHILDREN, the unsettling changes he undergoes shed light on why his father compartmentalized his life so completely.

"When he suffered for his art, he didn't do it alone."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ALSO FANTASTIC. Reminds me of 'New York Stories' with Scorcece's sp? vignette. He discovers that being an artist is vulnerable and HELLISH-