An irresistible exploration of a little-known painter’s legacy and mysterious disappearance from the iconic 1980s downtown art scene in NYC
Edward Brezinski worked alongside Keith Haring, David Wojnarowicz, and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the Lower East Side art scene, but never reached the same level of success as his contemporaries. MAKE ME FAMOUS uncovers why such a well-connected yet peculiar painter never made it, despite being so maniacally focused in his quest for fame.
What begins as an investigation into Brezinski’s legacy and mysterious disappearance becomes a sharp, witty portrait of NYC’s 1980s downtown art scene. Gallery owners and fellow artists dish on insider gossip, name drop, and contradict each other in telling the story, resulting in an irresistible snapshot of an unknown artist that captures the spirit of an iconic era.
This film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Brian Vincent, Producer Heather Spore, and cast Marguerite Van Cook
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film
Cast: Edward Brezinski, David McDermott, Peter McGough, Marguerite Van Cook, James Romberger, Eric Bogosian, Claudia Summers, Kenny Scharf, Richard Hambleton, Patti Astor, Sur Rodney Sur, Walter Robinson, Marcus Leatherdale, Robert Hawkins, Mark Kostabi, Scott Covert, Lenny Kisko, Jim Radacovich, Robert P. Metzger, Joseph Masheck, Frank Holliday, Duncan Hannah, Annina Nosei, Patrick Fox, William Rand, Julie Jo Fehrle, James Love Cornwall, Tri Garraty, Gerald Kuklinski, Roger Brzezinski, Ted Brzezinski, Sally Brzezinski, Miguel Pinero, Jean Michel Basquiat
Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 17 at 7PM (SVA - Silas)