COLORADO FILMMAKERS PRODUCING NEW FILM

ON NOTED COLORADO ARTIST HERBERT BAYER
 

09.22.2022  When Lynda Resnick calls Herbert Bayer "Leonardo Da Vinci for the 20th century" she's referring to the amazing scope and quality of his work.  Over his 66 year career, the Austrian born, Colorado artist excelled in multiple disciplines including painting, graphic design, typography, architecture, and sculpture. His decision in 1946  to leave New York, the center of the US art world, for a semi-abandoned mining town high in the Colorado Rockies was the best choice for his sanity, but not for his legacy.

 

A colorado-based team of filmmakers led by granddaughter, Denver-based artist Koko Bayer, aims to change that.  They are currently in preproduction on a feature-length documentary film showcasing his groundbreaking work. Titled "head+heart+hand - exploring the genius of herbert bayer," it will be the first comprehensive documentary on Bayer's amazing 66-year career.  Combining Bayer’s techniques of “visual communication” with interviews with contemporaries and scholars to show the impact he’s had on our world.

 

A Kickstarter campaign to raise production funds for the documentary will be launched during Aspen Film’s 43rd Filmfest September 27- October 2, 2022. aspenfilm.org/ In addition to our fiscal sponsor Aspen Film, the RiNo Art District, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, and Colorado Film Commission have all been instrumental in getting this important project started.  

 

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