Taking as its focus Gaston Lachaise’s striking Standing Woman statue, the film explores the French-born American artist’s relationship with his model for the work: his wife and muse, Isabel Dutaud Nagel. The film includes quotes from the sculptor’s passionate love letters and scenes of the statue’s recent recasting at the Modern Art Factory in Queens, NY. The film is also a valentine to Stoney’s own companion, Betty Puleston, who was Belle’s grandniece.
In English, French; English subtitles. 21 min.
Paula Hornbostel, from the Lachaise Foundation and Jeffrey Spring from the Modern Art Foundry will present the film and be present for a discussion/Q & A following the screening.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is honored to exhibit the work of Gaston Lachise (1882-1935); Peacock (Short-tailed), 1920; Peacock (Long-tailed), 1928
Bronze with gilding, cast in 2002 at the Modern Art Foundry, New York.
Cost Bartow-Pell Members: $20; Not-Yet Members: $30