by Olympia Stone.
My 2012 film, “The Cardboard Bernini”, examines the work and life of acclaimed artist James Grashow as he builds a giant cardboard fountain inspired by the work of the famous baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
James Grashow is an artist whose work has always focused on the th…
"Yawning Elephant With A Very Long Trunk" (David Beck, 1995)
The "Yawning Elephant With A Very Long Trunk" was made in 1995 while David was working on "L'Opera" (1998). "L'Opera" is a lavish miniature opera house more than six feet long and four feet high where a performance of Aida is underway, wa…
"(this blowfish) looks like a relative!"
In 2006, Collector Allan Stone pays a visit to the studio of David Beck, who shows him one of his latest pieces, a blowfish—which will later become "Le Petite Peche ENORME" (circa 2006)
Stop Frame video of "Le Petite Peche ENORME"
Current list of air dates for Curious Worlds David Beck on US Public Television (keeps getting updated with more airdates)
KQED San Francisco: 8/3 at 8pm, 8/4 at 2am (KQED LIFE), 8/14 at 6pm, 8/18 at 1:30PM (KQED main)CET connect, Cincinnati: 8/3, 08:00 pm, 8/4, 8:00 am, 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 8/5, 1…
Olympia Stone: "distributors were drawn to David’s spectacular artwork".
My decision to make “Curious Worlds” was motivated by my desire to share the magic of David Beck’s artwork with audiences who would never see his work otherwise. Since the film premiered at Full Frame in 2015, I have been show…