We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here
Storyville: Who Is Gorky? An Abstract Life

Storyville: Who Is Gorky? An Abstract Life

not currently available
Add this to your watchlist to find out when it is available via broadcast or catch-up.
Watchlist
ADVERTISEMENT

Summary

Cosima Spender explores how the 1948 suicide of her grandfather, abstract expressionist painter Arshile Gorky, affected his family for years afterward. She investigates the events that drove him to take his life, and talks to his widow about the impact his death had on her and the two daughters he left behind. She also learns about the creative impulses that fuelled his art, and pays an emotional visit to his birthplace in Armenia.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Cosima Spender
Director Cosima Spender
Series Editor Nick Fraser

Documentary

Have Your Say What did you think of Storyville: Who Is Gorky? An Abstract Life?

view all comments (0)