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Maryland artist Billy Pappas devoted eight years and five months of his life to a single drawing of Marilyn Monroe. Working on a microscopic level, he hoped to create an entirely new art form. When Billy finally completes his portrait, he believes only one person can determine whether he has succeeded: Renowned contemporary artist David Hockney. Waiting For Hockney narrates the offbeat and poignant story of Billy and the eccentric people who believe in him as they conspire in the service of one grand concept. Through Billy's experiences with his art and with Hockney himself, the film explores the fine line between dreams and delusions, and between perseverance and obsession. A lively tribute to art, to dreams, and to life, Julie Checkoway's Waiting For Hockney illuminates both the perils and payoffs of one man single-mindedly pursuing his dream to its ultimate conclusion.
So is this the story of an obsession ,a passion or a 10 year neurosis? That is the question.
I would say the film reveals a very focused artist who wants to turn the art... Read more
It was an interesting movie. Kind of artsy fartsy but still good. If you want to give something new a change try this movie.Published on January 27, 2013 by Tucker