With Peter Bradley

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With Peter Bradley

86 mins | United States | 2022

Director: Alex Rappoport
Producer: Alex Rappoport
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Editor: Alex Rappoport
Cinematographer: Alex Rappoport
Cast: Peter Bradley
Genre Tags: documentary, art, African-American, biography, history
Release Year: 2022
Language: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Documentary

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2023 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Peter Bradley is the sole figure on screen in this intimate portrait piece, which is also an oral memoir and deep study in creativity. Recorded primarily in 2020, we meet Bradley at a critical juncture; painting beautiful pictures with no audience for his work, financially insecure, and seemingly overlooked as a notable figure in art history. By 1972 Bradley had likely been the first Black abstract artist to be represented by a major gallery; the first Black haute art dealer in NYC; and curator of the first integrated art exhibition in America.