American Tan

Dream America (alternative versions)

Dream America is a series of eight films from the last eight decades, curated to accompany American Tan at Dolph Projects. ‘While not necessarily my favourite films – some are very flawed – they do encompass something of the essence of America’s seductiveness.’

These are alternative versions of the paintings shown in that exhibition.

Some Came Running (alternative version)
2015, oil on paper, 48x36cm

Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli, 1958)
Minnelli was part of the MGM musical intelligentsia and was greatly influenced by fine art. Some Came Running, despite starring Frank Sinatra, initially lost money; the contemporary audience did not appreciate the impressionistic palette of this dark, small town melodrama. It was resurrected by the French New Wave cineastes who loved what the 50s audience thought was trite.


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