Amy Sillman


Scarlet Street, March 4 1:45pm


7 Ludlow ST, New York NY 10002

As Robert Smithson wrote, "To spend time in a movie house is to make a 'hole' in one's life." As a painter, I like a black hole, where you and a bunch of hardboiled noir-ish characters can disappear into the full spectrum of nocturnal grey tones. So to find a story of an artist in this spectral tonal range is irresistable. Scarlet Street is the heartwrenching story of a guy with a painting habit, played by Edward G. Robinson. He has a square day job and a terrible mistake: loving a bad girl, a blonde schemer with a despicable boyfriend in tow. They're aiming to screw Robinson out of whatever he has. When the camera pulls around to the front of Robinson's character's canvases, it's as thrilling to see their surfaces as it would be to pan across any movie star's face. And, directed by Fritz Lang, the movie's got that extra Germanic kick of misery. The best and most tragic artist movie ever made.

Fritz Lang, 1945, 102 mins

35mm film print courtesy of the Library of Congress!


SOLO SHOW, "mostly drawings," at GLADSTONE 64

130 E 64th Street, NYC

til march 3---

NEW ZINE is there, TOO!


the ALL-OVER is available!  Currently you can get a copy at Capitain Petzel Gallery in Berlin, and at Barbara Gladstone Gallery in NYC. The book will be co-published by Portikus, Dancing Foxes Press, and Mousse.

or order it online or tell your favorite bookstore!


NOTE on contacting me:

For information about my work,  please contact my galleries. In NYC, please contact Gladstone Gallery.

Or, Capitain Petzel in Berlin, Susanne Vielmetter in LA, Campoli Presti in Paris, Thomas Dane in London.

I am slow to answer the email that comes here! So please have patience, or write to a gallery. Thank you!