Art in Progress
“Art in Progress” gives viewers an unprecedented look at the moments of confusion, clarity, frustration and triumph experienced by the world’s leading contemporary artists as they actively engage in the creative process.
Art in Progress: Julie Speed
Julie Speed produces finely crafted visual puzzles, expressing both cynicism and sense of humor.
Art in Progress: Barton Benes
Curious about everything that intrigues children – including death, illness and sickliness – Barton Benes works to demystify cultural taboos.
Art in Progress: Deborah Kass
Deborah Kass mixes great humor with an impressive grasp of art history. Hear her intentions as she creates a new body of work.
Art in Progress: Kahn & Selesnick
Two artists create rich photographic narratives about a mythical moon landing that walks the line between fact and fiction.
Art in Progress: Sister Gertrude
Folk artist Sister Gertrude Morgan was a street preacher whose paintings meshed drawings with rambling text. Her sure hand produced thousands of biblically inspired images.
Art in Progress: Patricia Cronin
Putting a clever twist on Victorian traditions, Cronin uses equestrian and mortuary sculpture to illustrate sexuality and eroticism in a thoroughly unique way.
Art in Progress: David Levinthal
Photographer David Levinthal uses models and miniature figures to replicate legendary moments in baseball history.
Art in Progress: Thomas Woodruff
This tattooed artist introduces The Freak Parade, a collection of exotic but oddly realistic paintings.
Art in Progress: Gregory Crewdson
He uses photography to capture moments of great drama and tension. Each still image appears to be a single frame of a movie.
Art in Progress: Philip Pearlstein
One of the most recognized painters of the nude in 20th and 21st century art. See paintings in progress and hear the stories of his long and distinguished career.
Art in Progress: Sam Maloof
He helped found the studio furniture movement in America. Fifty years later his functional art still defines the highest standards.
Art in Progress: Tim Noble & Sue Webster
Two British artists transform common materials and household trash into visually arresting and extraordinary works. Meet this vibrant pair and explore the curious meaning of their unusual work and its place in the contemporary art world.
Art in Progress: Donald Sultan
His subjects have ranged from buttons to bombings. Hear about his innovative approach to creating still-life images of fruits and flowers.
Art in Progress: Tom Otterness
One of today’s leading public artists known for his major works of sculpture. See his latest project “Tom Otterness on Broadway” in New York City.
Art in Progress: Julian Schnabel
Follow Schnabel as he installs one of his latest shows in Naples, Italy, featuring 60 works from the past 25 years, including his famous plate paintings and his wall-sized “Big Girl” painting.
Art in Progress: Tony Oursler
Through video sculptures and large-scale installations, Tony Oursler’s work references art’s past, and sets a precedent for its future.
Art in Progress: Eric Fischl
Fischl’s new and profound series of paintings that expose the private moments of a fictional couple. Graphic images featured.
Art in Progress: Vanessa Beecroft
Controversial artist Vanessa Beecroft prepares an ambitious work featuring 100 women at a museum in Berlin.
Art in Progress: Fred Tomaselli
Follow Fred Tomaselli from his Brooklyn home, to his studio, to his Los Angeles stomping grounds and back. See the creation of a piece of work from start to finish and finally to gallery wall.
Art in Progress: Urs Fischer
A man of excess who does things seemingly “because he can,” artist Urs Fischer’s bold three-dimensional work has an immediate visual appeal while layered with satire and hidden meaning.
Art in Progress: Damian Elwes
Follow Elwes as he recreates, in painting, Picasso’s studio, La Californie, in Cannes.
Art in Progress: John Baldessari
Follow legendary artist John Baldessari as he prepares for two major shows in Europe and the United States. The result is an entertaining, revealing and inspirational film about one of North America’s most celebrated abstract artists.
Art in Progress: Andres Serrano
Andres Serrano became famous and infamous almost overnight with his photograph “Piss Christ,” drawing attacks by Congress & the Christian Right. Almost 20 years later, vandals attack his latest show with pick axes. We explore the outsider artist & his work.
Art in Progress: Lorna Simpson
This installment follows along with Lorna Simpson, a renowned artist and native New Yorker, as she prepares for a “comprehensive first mid-career survey” of her identity focused photographs and film installations at the Whitney Museum.
Art in Progress: Robert Wilson
Watch a rare behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Robert Wilson’s VOOM Portraits, his “personal, poetic statements” of ordinary people and superstars, gods of our time.
Art in Progress: David Lynch
David Lynch travels to Milan, Italy to show his art show, “The Air is on Fire.”
Art in Progress: Takashi Murakami
We follow world-renowned multi-media artist Takashi Murakami as he mounts his highly anticipated exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
Art in Progress: Conrad Shawcross
Conrad Shawcross’ dense sculptures combine carpentry and computers with ideas about space and old technologies. We track the creation of his Space Trumpet, a massive moving work that hints at 19th century hearing aids as much as a 21st century space station.
Art in Progress: Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling
Sculptor Anthony Caro and painter Sheila Girling married in 1949. They rarely exhibit together. In 2007 Roche Court showed Girling’s paintings alongside rarely seen Caro’s works. We follow their work up to the show and speak with enthusiasts for their work.
Art in Progress: Anish Kapoor
We chronicle the creation of Kapoor’s Svayambh, a massive block that moves through galleries where Hitler oversaw Nazi art exhibits. Some see a comment on the Holocaust, but Kapoor sees the form and process of self-generation by which it was made.