This is a clip from a film called No! Art Man by Amikam Goldman, about the Russian-born artist Boris Lurie. He grew up in Riga, Latvia and survived four years in Nazi camps in Magdeburg before coming to NYC in 1946. He formed a group of artists that became known as the No! Artists due to the critical themes of their pieces, and their freedom from any established methodology or rules for art. They showed mostly at the March Gallery on E 10th St, surrounded by several other cooperative artists' galleries in the 50's. They were shunned by the art establishment of the time due to the violent and controversial nature of their protest pieces and rarely showed at other galleries.
This clip is about Boris' experiences during and immediately after World War II. I assisted with the archival research and editing. We found the film clips at the National Archives in Maryland.